Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo speaks about Understanding Quasars

HAT Monthly Speaker
Dr. Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo, York University
Topic: Understanding Quasars
Saturday, December 13, 2014, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
OISE (252 Bloor St. W.), Room 4-414

Dr. Paola Rodriguez Hidalgo, who is from Spain, studied at the Instituto de Astrofisica de las Islas Canarias and did her PhD at the University of Florida. She was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Toronto and is currently back to York University as a Research Associate. She loves astronomy (obviously!), music and touring the city. She will speak on Understanding Quasars (and their extremely(!) high velocity outflows). Quasars are among the most luminous objects in the sky. These very energetic regions lie at the centre of massive galaxies and are powered by a super-massive black hole. If these concepts raise questions for you, come out and get some answers from an enthusiastic and much admired speaker.