The Edge of the Universe
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
This talk will touch on black holes, cosmology, and Stephen Hawking’s study of their mathematical relationship (his first great achievement).
Charles Bailyn is the A. Bartlett Giamatti Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Yale University and inaugural dean of faculty at Yale-NUS College. He earned a B.S. in astronomy and physics from Yale and a Ph.D. in astronomy from Harvard. His Ph.D. thesis on X-ray emitting binary stars received the Robert J. Trumpler Award for best North American Ph.D. thesis in astronomy. Bailyn was awarded the 2009 Bruno Rossi Prize for his research on the masses of black holes.