Congratulations to Andrea Ghez, the Lauren B. Leichtman and Arthur E. Levine Professor of Astrophysics at UCLA, on the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the center of our galaxy.

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Events

THU
MAR
04
  • 1:00PM to 2:00PM
  • Available via Zoom
Noah Kurinsky
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Why I Stopped Waiting for Someone Else to Map the Warm-hot Circumgalactic Medium
Physics & Astrophysics Seminar

THU
MAR
04
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Omar Hurricane
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Achievement of a burning plasma state
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium

THU
MAR
11
  • 4:00PM to 5:00PM
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Sera Markoff
API/GRAPPA, University of Amsterdam

Putting the hair on black holes: the case of our Galactic Center black hole Sgr A*
Physics & Astronomy Colloquium