UC Davis Physicist Will Illuminate Black Holes In Inaugural Ko Lecture

Update May 4: This event is now free of charge for all. RSVPs are requested.

By Becky Oskin

The first lecture in new Winston Ko Frontiers in Mathematical and Physical Sciences Public Lecture series will take place May 9. Veronika Hubeny will discuss modern understanding of black holes, and the remaining mysteries. Her talk, “Illuminating Black Holes,” begins at 5 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the UC Davis Conference Center.Public lecture on black holes, May 9, UC Davis Conference Center

Veronika Hubeny, a professor of physics at UC Davis, is one of the experts probing the nature of black holes and gravity. Hubeny is a key member of the new Center for Quantum Mathematics and Physics, or QMAP, an initiative aimed at fostering a vibrant research environment exploring the forefront of modern theoretical physics and mathematics. QMAP researchers work in concert to tackle questions such as the origin of space and time, quantum gravity and string theory.

The Ko Lecture series was endowed by former dean Winston Ko upon his retirement from the UC Davis Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The gift is part of a challenge grant to establish a Professorship in Science Leadership to recognize an outstanding faculty member in the division. Fundraising for the Winston Ko Professorship in Science Leadership continues — we welcome contributions of any size toward this goal. Make a gift.

Purchase tickets online or at the UC Davis Ticket Office (located at Aggie Stadium North). Tickets are free for students with ID at the box office, $10 advance, and $12 day of event. Tickets will not be sold at the door.

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Becky Oskin writes for the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, College of Letters and Science. Follow her on Twitter @beckyoskin.


3 responses to “UC Davis Physicist Will Illuminate Black Holes In Inaugural Ko Lecture

  1. re: Public lecture on Black Holes. Is this program also free for staff? I am the new physics/astronomy librarian at PSE and I am very interested in attending this event. Thank you 🙂

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