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New Meetup: Dan Evans, "The Truth About Black Holes" @ Boston Public Library

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 2:29 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Dan Evans, "The Truth About Black Holes" @ Boston Public Library

When: April 28,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: From the Boston Public Library site:

"Tuesday, April 28 at 6 p.m. in C05/06. Find out why black holes are crucial to the structure and evolution of the universe with Dr. Dan Evans, MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research, in celebration of the International Year of Astronomy".

Where to meet:

Not sure. Where is C05/06? T.J. Maher is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J." nametag, and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag. Let's head in to save seats at 5:40 pm.

About Dan Evans ( From his website located at Harvard University):

"I'm an astrophysicist at MIT's Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. I also hold a research affiliation with Harvard University, at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. My main research interests are X-ray and multiwavelength observations of phenomena related to supermassive black holes in Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN). Here you'll find information on my research, some photos, together with some links that I find useful. You can also find a copy of my CV".

... Dan's lecture "The Truth About Black Holes" is online at and looks quite familiar. Of course! This is the gentleman who spoke at the Smithsonian Observatory Public Viewing Night on November 20th, 2008. I was hoping this was the same lecture. Many people from Nerd Fun were turned away at the door that time around. I wonder how rapidly this lecture will fill up?

About MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research (Space.MIT.EDU):

"Founded in 1965, formerly the Center for Space Research (CSR), the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology is an interdepartmental center that supports research in space science and engineering, astronomy and astrophysics. MKI plays a leading role in the design, construction and utilization of instruments placed aboard space vehicles launched by NASA or other agencies. The Institute's projects draw upon the interests and expertise of scientists and engineers from several MIT departments, thus affording a wide array of opportunities for both students and faculty. Experimental programs are supplemented by closely related programs of ground-based research, by theoretical investigations, and by laboratory development of instrumentation for space-based and ground-based experiments. MKI is located at 70 Vassar St. in the building named after the MIT Ph.D. graduate and NASA astronaut Ronald McNair".

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