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Black Hole Street Smarts

30 Sep 2009, 21:02 UTC
Black Hole Street Smarts
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Lia Corrales and David Tam of Columbia University Astronomy We will explore the history and legacy of the most publicly known yet misunderstood astronomical object. We'll be interviewing people on the streets of New York City to highlight common questions and misconceptions about Black Holes. Columbia University Astronomy http://outreach.astro.columbia.edu Lia Corrales was inspired into a life of astrophysical research through space documentaries and Stephen Hawking. She is now a second year Astronomy grad student at Columbia University. She also enjoys dancing, rock climbing, and reminiscing about Astrocamp. David Tam is the Sr. Technician with the Columbia University Department of Physics. He received a B.A. in physics from Columbia in 2006, where he conducted research in experimental cosmology. His interests include machining and welding, the science of recording and radio broadcasting, and playing bluegrass cello. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SPONSOR: Palomar

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