Is the truth out there? In a galaxy far, far away? In this Teen Science Café, Dr. Patrick Treuthardt will discuss the oddities of outer space, like supermassive black holes, dark matter, and strange galaxies, and what they can tell us about our Universe.
About our speaker
Dr. Patrick Treuthardt is Assistant Head of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Research Lab at the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alabama and has been a visiting researcher at the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland, as well as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. His research focuses on understanding the different forms and structures that make up galaxies and their connection to the supermassive black holes they harbor in their nucleus, as well as the enormous halo of dark matter they reside in.