Archive Festival 2016

This is an event from the May 2016 Festival.

Code: CUR205  |  Type: Author Talk   |  Genres: Science & Environment
In her work as a writer, astrophysicist and professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Colombia University, Janna Levin asks the big questions in cosmology. What goes on in black holes? What does the new gravitational wave discovery mean? How much do we know about the space-time continuum? And what on earth is chaos theory? In this illuminating talk, Janna will infect you with excitement about the wonders of the cosmos. Don’t miss the chance to daydream beyond Earth’s atmosphere with someone who has spent her life looking out there.

Supported by the University of Sydney.

Saturday 21 May 2016 3:30 PM - 4:10 PM
Pier 2/3 Curiosity Stage, Pier 2/3, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
Free, no bookings

Janna Levin (International)

Janna Levin is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is also director of sciences at Pioneer Works, a centre for arts and sciences in Brooklyn, and has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. Her previous books include How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham Prize. She was named a Guggenheim fellow in 2012 and her most recent book is Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space.

Aaron Nyerges (Australian)

Aaron Nyerges is a lecturer in American Studies at the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He has a PhD in English Literature from the University of Sydney and a BA from the State University of New York. His articles have been published in Textual Practice, Sydney Studies in English, and Sound Studies. He is currently writing a book on American modernism, mass media, and the production of geographic knowledge.