Have you ever looked up at the sky and wondered what was out there? How and where do we fit in the Universe? Join Astrophysicist and Yale Professor Priyamvada Natarajan for a riveting discussion exploring these questions and much, much more!
From time immemorial humans have been charting the night sky and trying to make sense of it while contemplating their place in the cosmos.Prof. Natarajan will recount the evolution of celestial map-making and show how maps literally track our ever evolving cosmic view. Tracing our understanding of the universe, its contents and its evolution, she’ll take you on a journey through the stars and explore recent developments in our understanding of the dark side of the universe focusing on two invisible entities: dark matter and black holes.
**BOOK SIGNING AFTER THE PRESENTATION
(Prof. Natarajan's book, Mapping the Heavens, will be available for purchase at the event.)
About Priyvada Natarajan, Astrophysicist, Professor of Astronomy & Physics, Yale University:
A theoretical astrophysicist interested in cosmology, gravitational lensing and black hole physics, Professor Natarajan’s research involves mapping the detailed distribution of dark matter in the universe exploiting the bending of light en-route to us from distant galaxies. She is invested in the public dissemination of science and is on the Advisory Board of NOVA ScienceNow.
Professor Natarajan is actively engaged in developing strategies to enhance numerical and scientific literacy for the public at large. Her first book aimed at the curious public, titled Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos was published in 2016 by Yale University Press.
$10 General Admission | $8 TMSC Members
Limited seating is available. Early registration is recommended.