Come hear Andrea Ghez, distinguished professor of physics and astronomy at UCLA, as she challenges our fundamental understanding of the universe. Using state-of-the-art adaptive optics and the Keck telescopes on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii, she has found evidence for a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way. Discover what this might mean for science and even Einstein’s basic hypotheses!
Before the talk, mingle with alumni and other friends of UCLA at a reception featuring plenty of satisfying hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine-all included in the registration price. Click here to register.
Date: Monday, October 28, 2013
Reception: 6:30 p.m.
Program: 7:15 p.m.
Island Hotel Newport Beach
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
$25 per person when you register online.
$30 per person for on-site registration. Only credit cards are accepted.
$10 per person for Recent Alumni or Alumni Association members. Limit 2 admissions. To qualify for the Recent Alumni rate, you must have completed your UCLA undergraduate degree within the last 5 years.
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Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UCLA
Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics
Andrea M. Ghez, a professor of physics and astronomy who holds the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Chair in Astrophysics, is one of the world’s leading experts in observational astrophysics and heads UCLA’s Galactic Center Group. She earned her B.S. in physics from MIT in 1987, her Ph.D. from Caltech in 1992 and has been on the faculty at UCLA since 1994. Professor Ghez is best known for her groundbreaking work on the center of our galaxy, which has led to the best evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes. She has received numerous honors and awards, including the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy (She is the first woman to receive a Crafoord Prize in any field.), a MacArthur Fellowship, election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. Her work can be found in many public outlets, including TED, NOVA’s Monster of the Milky Way, Discovery’s Swallowed by a Black Hole and at the Griffith Observatory.