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Physics & Astronomy Public Lecture: “Galaxies and Supermassive Black Holes at the Edge of Time”

April 25, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Dr. Megan Donahue is the current President of the American Astronomical Society (AAS). She studies clusters of galaxies. Cluster evolution tells us about the matter density of the universe because the formation of galaxy clusters is governed by gravitational physics. She also studies the metallicity, distribution, and physics of intergalactic gas. Her work includes models and observational tests of cooling flows in the gas within clusters. Dr. Donahue was named a Fellow of the American Physical Society in October 2016 for “advanced cosmological observations and analyses of galaxy clusters, and of the relationship between the thermodynamic state of circumgalactic gas around massive galaxies, the triggering of active galactic nucleus feedback, and the regulation of star formation in galaxies” after nomination by the APS Division of Astrophysics.

This public lecture will take place on Thursday, April 25 at the W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall in the Darla Moore School of Business (Room #101) at 7:00 pm. The content will be presented at a level accessible to a broad general audience. This lecture is free of charge and all are welcome to attend. No reservations are required, but seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

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April 25, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


University of South Carolina Department of Physics and Astronomy
(803) 777-8105
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W.W. Hootie Johnson Performance Hall
1014 Greene Street (Darla Moore School of Business, Room #101)
Columbia, SC 29208 United States
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