Mandel Lecture June 2017

Einstein, Gravitational Waves and Black Holes

UPDATE - Change of speaker due to family emergency

Speaker : Jess McIver

Jess McIver is a postdoctoral scholar in experimental physics with the LIGO Laboratory at Caltech in Pasadena, California. She first began work on gravitational wave research with the LIGO detectors at Syracuse University where she earned bachelor's degrees in physics and journalism in 2009. She graduated with a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2015. Jess is one of the leaders of the international, award-winning LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

2017 Mandel Lecture Poster

Thursday, June 1, 2017

7:30 pm

Rio Theatre - 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

 FREE and open to the general public.

No tickets or reservations will be required for entry.  Seating availability is on a first come basis. Theater will be open for seating starting at 7:00 pm.

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This lively and engaging lecture series is designed for the general public. The series has hosted many prominent scientists, including British cosmologist and former President of the Royal Society, Martin Rees, the first American female astronaut, Sally Ride, and UC Berkeley astrophysicist and contributor to the History Channel's "Universe" programs, Alex Filippenko. This year's lecture has been generously sponsored by Steve Mandel and Carol Foote. The generous support of private donors maintains the lecture series, bringing the message and excitement of astronomy to scientists and lay citizens alike, while presenting the work of external and UCSC scientists to the community.  

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