Harvard Science Book Talk: Janna Levin, "Black Hole Survival Guide"


Tuesday, November 10, 2020, 7:00pm

Where Online: REGISTER
Organization/Sponsor Harvard Division of Science, Cabot Science Library, and Harvard Book Store
Speaker(s) Janna Levin, (Barnard College)     
Cost free
Contact Info science_lectures@fas.harvard.edu

Janna Levin, professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College and an acclaimed author of Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, and How the Universe Got Its Spots, will present her new book,  Black Hole Survival Guide.

Through her writing, Levin has focused on making the science she studies not just comprehensible but also intriguing to the nonscientist. This book, illustrated with original artwork by American painter and photographer Lia Halloran, helps us to understand and find delight in possibly the most opaque theoretical construct ever imagined by physicists. Levin takes us on an evocative exploration of black holes, provoking us to imagine the visceral experience of a black hole encounter. She reveals the influence of black holes as they populate the universe, sculpt galaxies, and even infuse the whole expanse of reality that we inhabit.

Janna Levin book cover and photo