“Our Galactic Center: A Unique Laboratory for the Physics & Astrophysics of Black Holes” by Professor Andrea Ghez, Nobel Laureate in Physics 2020
We are delighted to invite you to attend our Annual Larmor Lecture by Professor Andrea Ghez.
This is an online public lecture with the opportunity to attend in person in the Larmor Lecture Theatre. Professor Ghez will deliver this lecture from Los Angeles. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.
Tea/coffee/traybakes will be served from 5.00 pm at the Larmor Lecture Theatre, Main Physics Building.
About Professor Andrea Ghez
Andrea M. Ghez, professor of Physics & Astronomy and Lauren B. Leichtman & Arthur E. Levine chair in Astrophysics, is one of the world’s leading experts in observational astrophysics and heads UCLA’s Galactic Center Group.
Best known for her ground-breaking work on the center of our Galaxy, which has led to the best evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black holes, she has received numerous honors and awards including the Nobel Prize in 2020, she became the fourth woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, sharing one half of the prize with Reinhard Genzel (the other half of the prize being awarded to Roger Penrose).
The Nobel Prize was awarded to Ghez and Genzel for their Independent discovery of a supermassive compact object, now generally recognized to be a black hole, in the Milky Way's galactic center, the Crafoord Prize in Astronomy from the Royal Swedish Academy of Science (she is the first woman to receive a Crafoord prize in any field), Bakerian Medal from the Royal Society of London, a MacArthur Fellowship, election to the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society.