In this talk, sponsored by the Center for Science & Social Science Information, Astronomy and Physics Professor Priya Natarajan will present the status of our current understanding of the formation and growth of black holes in the universe. The wealth of current observational data from our own galactic backyard and beyond offers new tantalizing insights into how these most enigmatic objects in the universe are born, feed, and evolve in the universe.
November 13th, 4pm, 24/7 Room at CSSSI, 219 Prospect
PRIYA NATARAJAN is a professor in the departments of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University and received her education at M.I.T. and the University of Cambridge where she was the first woman in Astrophysics to be elected a fellow of Trinity College. She currently holds a Sophie and Tycho Brahe Visiting Professorship at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen and was elected honorary professor for life at the University of Delhi in India. She has been the recipient of many awards and prizes including the Guggenheim and a Radcliffe fellowship for her work.