Graduate Student and Postdoctoral Scholar coffee with Dr. Meg Urry (Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Yale University)
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January 25, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Graduate students and postdocs are welcome to join Dr. Meg Urry, the Israel Munson Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Yale University, for coffee and cookies.
Professor Urry (Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University, 1984) is an award-winning scholar who has published over 270 refereed journal articles on supermassive black holes and galaxies. She is also known for her efforts to increase women and minorities in the physical sciences.
This event is open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars in any department.
Professor Urry is visiting campus to give a campus-wide talk as part of the Understanding and Addressing STEM Inequalities Speaker Series titled "Equity and Inclusion in STEM: What is Wrong and How Do We Change?" at 3 p.m. Jan. 25 in the California Room.
Additional Information about Dr. Urry:
Professor Urry received her Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in 1984 and her B.S. in physics and mathematics summa cum laude from Tufts University in 1977. Her scientific research focuses on active galaxies, which host accreting supermassive black holes in their centers.
She has published more than 270 refereed research articles on supermassive black holes and galaxies and was identified as a “highly cited author” by Thomson Reuters. Urry is the director of the Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics and past president of the American Astronomical Society. She is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Academies of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Physical Society and American Women in Science; received an honorary doctorate from Tufts University; and was awarded the American Astronomical Society’s Annie Jump Cannon and George van Biesbroeck prizes.
Urry is also known for her efforts to increase the number of women and minorities in science, for which she won the 2015 Edward A. Bouchet Leadership Award from Yale University and the 2010 Women in Space Science Award from the Adler Planetarium. She also writes regularly on science for CNN.com.