Sturm Lecture: “Black Holes, Galaxies, and the Evolution of the Universe” — Wed., Apr. 2, 8 p.m.

imagesCTQP6TV3The Astronomy Department is delighted to announce the 2014 Sturm Lecture by Dr. Meg Urry, Director of the Yale Center for Astronomy & Astrophysics and President of the American Astronomical Society.


“Black Holes, Galaxies, and the Evolution of the Universe” 

Lecture summary: Black holes form in the young Universe and, over the next 13 billion years or so, accrete enormous amounts of matter from the galaxy that surrounds each one. By the present time, a black hole and its host galaxy have grown in mass by factors of a million or more, roughly in lockstep.  By  taking the census of black hole growth across cosmic time, we reveal the evolution of the Universe itself. 


Wednesday, April 2, 2014, 8:00 pm  CFA Hall


This entertaining, thought-provoking talk will be accessible to all.  Reception and telescope viewing to follow at the Van Vleck Observatory.  Please join us!

The Sturm Lecture is sponsored by the Astronomy Department, the Baldwin University Lectures Fund, and the Connecticut Space Grant Consortium.