Understanding Black Holes and Active Galaxies

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Date/Time:Monday, 10 Feb 2014 at 8:00 pm
Location:Dolezal Auditorium, 127 Curtiss Hall
Channel:Lectures Program
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Meg Urry is chair of the Physics Department at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics. She investigates the formation and evolution of the super-massive black holes that astrophysicists believe anchor each galaxy. Women in STEM Series.

Prior to joining the faculty at Yale, Urry was a senior scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, which runs the Hubble Space Telescope for NASA. The first tenured female physicist at Yale, she is also known for her efforts to increase the number of women in the physical sciences, for which she won the 2010 Women in Space Science Award from the Adler Planetarium.

Meg Urry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Physical Society and American Women in Science and was awarded the American Astronomical Society's Annie Jump Cannon and George van Biesbroeck prizes. She is the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Yale University.