Astrophysicist Meg Urry is an expert on actively accreting supermassive black holes and their co-evolution with normal galaxies. In this address, Urry will explain what black holes are and how we can “observe” them using a variety of different telescopes. She will also describe her research that sheds new light on the growth of black holes and share computer simulations of how galaxies grow and merge.
Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Gathering Hall
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The Russell Women in Science Lecture Series has been made possible thanks to the generous support of former trustee Cristine Russell ’71.
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About Meg Urry
Dr. Urry, who became the first female tenured faculty member in Yale’s physics department in 2001, is director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics, a member of NASA’s Science Advisory Council, a Fellow of American Women in Science, and incoming president of the American Astronomical Society. A strong advocate for increasing the number of women in science, she launched the first three national meetings on women in astronomy and led the US delegations to the International Conference on Women in Physics in both 2002 and 2011. In 2010, she was given the Women in Space Science Award from the Adler Planetarium.