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Food for Thought: Charles Gammie and Benjamin Marx

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Center for Advanced Study
Location
Levis Faculty Center, Room 210
Date
Oct 7, 2021   11:00 am - 1:00 pm  
Contact
Center for Advanced Study
E-Mail
cas@illinois.edu
Phone
217-333-6729
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Originating Calendar
Center for Advanced Study

Food for ThoughtA new Center for Advanced Study public events series featuring presentations of research and creative projects by recent CAS Associates and Fellows.

This informal series includes talks that were canceled after campus shut down in Spring 2020. We are celebrating the return to intellectually and spiritually invigorating in-person events by showcasing the work of some of our most productive and creative faculty. You are invited to drop in when you can and enjoy a bite to eat while you learn about the exciting projects undertaken by our faculty. A brunch buffet will be provided.

11:00am, Charles Gammie, A Portrait of a Black Hole

Black holes are perfect absorbers of light but are also believed to form the heart of the most luminous objects in the universe. Professor Gammie will describe a project - the Event Horizon Telescope project - that set out to make a portrait of a black hole, and by interpreting that portrait come to a better understanding of these paradoxical objects and their role in our universe.

Noon, Benjamin Marx, Charitable Giving for Natural Disasters

About the Speakers:
Charles Gammie | CAS Associate 2019-20, Astronomy
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