Caltech Lecture re: Black Holes

Not exactly QP, but who doesn't love a good black hole lecture? 

Fiona A. Harrison - From Spinning Black Holes to Exploding Stars: A New View of the Energetic Universe

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Location: Beckman Auditorium

The result of technological advances made over the last decades, NASA's newest astrophysics mission, NuSTAR, is peering far deeper into the high-energy X-ray sky than ever before possible. NuSTAR is exploring the densest, hottest regions in the Universe, helping us to understand how black holes grow, to study the bizarre physics that happens near the strongest known cosmic magnets, and to observe the radioactive glow of debris left over from exploded stars. This talk will share the story of this novel mission, which launched from underneath the wing of an airplane, and unfolded to 10 times its original length in orbit, as well as the scientific discoveries it is making during its first years in space.

Presented by: Caltech Committee on Institute Programs




Earnest C. Watson Lecture Series

For more information, please phone (626)[masked] or email



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  • Vanessa

    As I will not be able to attend this lecture, I would super appreciate if someone can rock a QPDG sign. Thanks :)

    December 3, 2013

  • Nitin A.

    are we all meeting outside the Auditorium before the talk ?

    December 2, 2013

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