Astronomy Lecture Scheduled for April 24

Posted on April 23rd, 2008 by

Dr. Paul Nulsen from the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics will deliver a lecture at Gustavus Adolphus College at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in room 103 of F.W. Olin Hall for Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science.

Nulsen’s free public lecture is titled “The Cosmic Symphony: How Black Holes Orchestrate Galaxies,” and is sponsored by the Physics Department and the Society of Physics Students.

Nulsen’s lecture will explain how astronomers have used observations from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Satellite to decipher how massive black holes play an important role in galaxy formation.

Educated at the University of Western Australia and the University of Cambridge, Nulsen served as a senior lecturer at the University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia from 1989 to 2003 before joining the Center for Astrophysics.

For more information about this event contact physics professor Chuck Niederriter at 507-933-7315 or


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