Burning questions about black holes? Q&A with astronomy professor on 18 January

Posted by mjs76 at Jan 12, 2012 10:18 AM |
Enjoy ‘an evening with’ Emeritus Professor Ken Pounds next Wednesday.

Ken Pounds knows a thing or two about black holes. And on Wednesday 18 January he will be talking about his research and answering questions at a free event called ‘An Evening with Professor Ken Pounds: Black Holes Across the Universe’. The event is primarily aimed at teachers and sixth form students but is open to anyone with a keen interest in the subject.

Rather than straightforward lectures, our Centre for Interdisciplinary Science present the An Evening with series as on-stage interviews, with many of the questions coming from the audience. So this is a rare opportunity to put your question directly to an acknowledged world expert on X-ray astronomy.

Ken Pounds came to the University of Leicester as an assistant lecturer in 1960 and retired 42 years later, since when he has continued to play an active role in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Among his many notable achievements, arguably the most significant is the discovery that massive black holes commonly exist at the heart of galaxies.

An Evening with Ken Pounds takes place in the Physics and Astronomy Building, Room E, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 18 January 2012. To book your free place, please contact Catarina Fernandes at i-scienceoutreach@le.ac.uk or on 0116 252 3506.