Physics Frontiers Lecture: The Astrophysics of Supermassive Black Holes

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    • Thursday April 19, 2012 - Friday April 20, 2012
      11:00 pm - 12:00 am
  • Location: Howey Physics Building- Room L5
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Professor David Ballantyne 

This event will be followed by a reception and an opportunity to meet the speaker and enjoy a view of the stars and planets (weather permitting!) using the Physics Observatory telescope.

About the speaker...
David Ballantyne obtained his Ph.D. in 2002 from the University of Cambridge, and has been an Assistant Professor at the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics in the School of Physics since 2008.  His research concentrates on topics in high-energy astrophysics, with an emphasis on interpreting existing data and making predictions for future observations.  His main interests are the evolution of galaxies and their central supermassive black holes, and the physics of accretion disks around both black holes and neutron stars.  His work often involves comparing computer based models with published data from X-ray, radio and/or infrared telescopes.

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