Here Be MONSTERS: Tales of the Hot Universe

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Please note that due to a change in lecture venue, online registration for public lectures will be required in advance of each talk.  Event registration will start on November 18.

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Julie Hlavacek-Larrondo, Einstein postdoctoral fellow at SLAC, is discussing the Hot Universe.

"In this talk, we will embark on a remarkable adventure that explores the hottest and most powerful objects in the universe. Our travels will take us from the millions of tiny black holes that live in our own galaxy, the Milky Way, to the huge ones lurking at the centers of all massive galaxies. We will then explore the gigantic cosmic structures that are clusters of galaxies. These structures contain hundreds to thousands of galaxies, but more importantly a prodigious amount of hot gas heated to a million degrees. We will discuss how the interaction of the gas, the galaxies, and monstrous black holes make these clusters some the most powerful beacons of X-ray light in the cosmos."

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  • Ahmer K.

    Excellent topic and lecture. The presenter really knew her stuff and provided good examples of the various sizes of black holes and their relative strengths. They also spent a lot of time answering questions at the end of the presentation, including one from me.

    December 4, 2013

  • Edward W.

    Great speaker - interesting topic but there should have been more time allowed for questions.

    December 4, 2013

  • Mariano D.

    great lecture, not too much time for questions, though.

    December 3, 2013

  • Jack

    I will be wearing a blue baseball cap with kitp.ucsb written in yellow on the front. Come by and say hello if you see me and want to sit together or discuss the lecture afterwards.

    December 3, 2013

  • Lisa

    Ed, will you be attending? For those of us with tickets, should we meet you inside the lecture hall?

    December 3, 2013

  • Robert

    Got my message from SLAC, so I'm good - so where do we want to meet as a group?

    1 · December 2, 2013

    • Mariano D.

      Nooo! .. please, Cantinflas no, in the name of humanity!. Well the old tramp-esque was actually good. Later the character became moralizing.

      December 2, 2013

  • Jack

    What are the plans for our group to find one another at the lecture?

    1 · November 30, 2013

  • Balaji V.

    Missed registering for the event, wish a RSVP 'yes' in the meetup gets us registered :)

    November 27, 2013

  • Lisa

    "Please note that due to a change in lecture venue, online registration for public lectures will be required in advance of each talk.
    Event registration will start on November 18."

    1 · November 12, 2013

    • Edward M.

      Thanks Lisa!!!

      1 · November 14, 2013

    • Lisa

      Hi Ed, are you the host and will we all be able to sit together? It's nice to meet everyone and talk about the lecture afterwards.

      November 19, 2013

  • Katarzyna (Kate) P.

    So how do we register ? I clicked on the link, but still didn't see the way to do it.

    November 18, 2013

    • Brit R.

      Click on Lisa's link below.

      1 · November 18, 2013

    • Katarzyna (Kate) P.

      thanks. The link works for me now, but the event is already full. oh well... next time.

      November 19, 2013

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