2011-2012 Salpeter Lecturer - Eliot Quataert, UC Berkeley
Black Holes: The Science Behind the Science Fiction
Dr. Quataert will describe what black holes are
(and what they are not!). He will then discuss how black holes are discovered
and how they give rise to some of the most remarkable and bizarre phenomena in
the universe. No background in science will be required for this
Eliot Quataert is a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at the University of California at Berkeley. He works on a wide range of science, from the astrophysics of stars and black holes to how galaxies form. Quataert is also a highly regarded teacher and public lecturer.