Open Salon: Brad Hansen

Open Salon: Brad Hansen


Brad Hansen, UCLA Astrophysics

Location: Broad Art Center, Studio 5250

Brad Hansen is an Associate Professor in Physics & Astronomy at UCLA since 2001, with prior positions at the University of Toronto and Princeton University PHD from California Institute of Technology in 1996. Hansen is a native of South Africa. Has, on separate occasions, been charged by both a moose and a rhinoceros, and consequently is convinced that the animal kingdom has a secret vendetta against him.

"I am interested in the death of stars and the birth of planets. In this talk, I will describe why we think black holes exist, what they are, and how they affect their environment."

The Art | Sci center is hosting an open salon series for students, faculty, alumni, and all members of the academic community across disciplines every other Friday. This brown-bag lunch series is part of the center's mission to promote cross-pollination between the arts and sciences and to engage as diverse an audience as possible. Previous experience between art and science is not required. LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED! Please email to sign up.