Woods Lecture Series: Janna Levin

Woods Lecture Series: Janna LevinWoods Lecture Series: Janna Levin

Thu, Feb 20, 2020 7:30 PM – Thu, Feb 20, 2020 10:30 PM Woods Lecture Series: Janna Levin

Where: Atherton Union | Butler University Atherton Union | Butler University 4600 Sunset Avenue Indianapolis, Indiana 46208

This event will take place at the Reilly Room in Atherton Union and is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

Janna Levin is the Director of Sciences and Chair of the Science Studios at Pioneer Works. She is also the Claire Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. A Guggenheim Fellow, Janna has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is the presenter of the NOVA feature Black Hole Apocalypse, aired on PBS—this first female presenter for NOVA in 35 years. Her previous books include How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. Her latest book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, is the inside story on the discovery of the century: the sound of spacetime ringing from the collision of two black holes over a billion years ago.

Event tags: science, space, black holes, NOVA

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February 20, 2020 7:30 PM
February 20, 2020 10:30 PM
America/Indianapolis
Thu, Feb 20, 2020 Woods Lecture Series: Janna Levin

This event will take place at the Reilly Room in Atherton Union and is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

Janna Levin is the Director of Sciences and Chair of the Science Studios at Pioneer Works. She is also the Claire Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. A Guggenheim Fellow, Janna has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is the presenter of the NOVA feature Black Hole Apocalypse, aired on PBS—this first female presenter for NOVA in 35 years. Her previous books include How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. Her latest book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, is the inside story on the discovery of the century: the sound of spacetime ringing from the collision of two black holes over a billion years ago.


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