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Date: February 19, 2019
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Event Location:
Mendel Hall 213, Villanova University, 800 Lancaster Ave, Villanova, PA, United States


Black Holes
Tuesday, February 19
Joey Neilsen
Department of Physics
Villanova University
Dr. Neilsen joined the faculty at Villanova University in 2017, after working as a NASA Hubble Postdoctoral Fellow (2014-2017) and Postdoctoral Associate in High-Resolution X-ray Astrophysics (2011-2012) at the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research. Between 2012 and 2014, he was an Einstein Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute for Astrophysical Research in the Boston University Astronomy Department. He holds a PhD in Astronomy from Harvard University’s Department of Astronomy, where he studied high-resolution X-ray spectroscopy of black holes and neutron 
A black hole is a region of spacetime exhibiting such strong gravitational effects that nothing—not even particles and electromagnetic radiation such as light—can escape from inside it. The theory of general relativity predicts that a sufficiently compact mass can deform spacetime to form a black hole.  Come and learn about the recent research on these amazing phenomena.

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Event Posted by: Lowell Gustafson