Live Google Hangout: Black Holes & Our Cosmic Evolution
Ask Your Questions of Stanford and SLAC's Roger Blandford, Yale's Priyamvada Natarajan and Georgia Tech's John Wise
Source Newsroom: Kavli Foundation
Newswise — Unresolved questions about the nature of supermassive black holes, which reside at the center of galaxies and galaxy clusters, were at the forefront of a conference in August at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
On Sept. 11, Noon-12:30 PDT, three leading scientists - Roger Blandford (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology at Stanford University and SLAC), Priyamvada Natarajan (Yale University) and John Wise (Georgia Institute of Technology) - will answer your questions about supermassive black holes, their role in shaping galaxies and clusters of galaxies, and the biggest questions keeping them and other astrophysicists busy.
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ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS:
* ROGER BLANDFORD - Luke Blossom Professor in the School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, Professor of Physics at Stanford University and at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and Faculty Member and Former Director of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC). Dr. Blandford's research interests include cosmology, black hole astrophysics, gravitational lensing, galaxies, cosmic rays, neutron stars, and white dwarfs.
* PRIYAMVADA NATARAJAN - Professor in the Departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University. Dr. Natarajan is a theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics. She is actively engaged in understanding the mass assembly history of black holes over cosmic time.
* JOHN WISE - Assistant Professor at the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia; Dr. Wise's research interests include star and galaxy formation in the distant early universe, and the relationship between early black holes and early galaxies. He uses massively-parallel computer simulations to explore problems in these topics.
* BRUCE LIEBERMAN (Moderator) - Freelance journalist with more than 20 years of experience in the news business. Along with The Kavli Foundation, he has written for Scientific American, Smithsonian Air & Space magazine, and Nature about a variety of science topics.
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