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Dark Matter and Supermassive Black Holes in Extreme Galaxies (King Library)
Start Date: 9/26/2018Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 9/26/2018End Time: 1:00 PM

Event Description:
Aaron Romanowsky is an associate professor of physics & astronomy at San José State University (SJSU). He was an undergraduate in physics at UC Santa Barbara and did his doctoral research in astronomy at Harvard on dark matter, gravitational lensing, and supermassive black holes. He then criss-crossed the globe in search of exciting galactic data in the Netherlands, England, Chile, and UC Santa Cruz. He now works at the interface of telescope observations, computer simulations, and machine learning to understand the nature of dark matter and the origins of galaxies and star clusters. He leads a team of students at SJSU in search of the most extreme stellar systems in the universe, recently discovering the densest known galaxies and now pursuing the fluffiest galaxies. He is co-director of Cal-Bridge, a program to support CSU undergraduates in pursuing doctoral studies in physics and astronomy.

This event is part of the University Scholar Series. It is co-sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the University Library, the Spartan Bookstore, Faculty Affairs and Graduate Studies & Research. For additional information about the University Scholar Series, please go to
Location Information:
SJSU Main Campus

SJSU Main Campus - King Library

SJSU Main Campus - King Library
Room: 225
Contact Information:
Name: Wendy Dunn
Phone: 408-808-2383
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Additional Information
Free & open to the public. Lunch will be provided.
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  • Lectures

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