5th Annual Mandel Lecture - featuring Jedidah Isler - Blazers: Nature's Particle Accelerators

Start Time: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 7:30pm
End Time: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 8:30pm
Rio Theater


Full Location: Rio Theater, 1205 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz

Jedidah Isler studies supermassive, hyperactive black holes called blazars at the core of large galaxies in our universe. Blazars feed on gas, dust, and space debris. Each blazar's insatiable diet generates a spectacular firework-like cocktail of shooting light beams and charged particles. Come explore their behavior with Jedidah and learn more about how her research is sculpting the future of astronomy.

This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is not required. 

Jedidah Isler speakingJedidah Isler is an award-winning astrophysicist, TED Fellow, National Geographic Explorer, and a nationally recognized speaker and advocate for inclusive STEM education. Born in Virginia Beach, VA, she received her Masters in Physics from Fisk-Vanderbilt, and she became the first African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Astrophysics from Yale. Dr Isler is currently a National Science Foundation Astronomy & Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellow at Vanderbilt University.

Questions? Contact sciences@ucsc.edu.