CU Physics Professor Paul Beale on the Science of a Leap Day

CU Physics professor Paul Beale joins us to talk about the science of a Leap Day, about a quasar that eats stars, and about an incredible (free) lecture that you can go to where Nobel Prize winner Dr Andrea Ghez will discuss her groundbreaking work: "From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole"

Lecture details:

Tuesday, March 5, 2024 at 7:30 p.m.

Macky Auditorium

University of Colorado Boulder

Free admission - doors open at 7:00 p.m.

Brightest object ever seen in the universe eats one star per day (

Scientists Find Universe’s Brightest Object—A Quasar 500 Trillion Times Brighter Than Our Sun (

Paper announcing discovery: Eso2402a.pdf

More about the Gamow (pronounce the w like a v) lecture: Fifty-Third George Gamow Memorial Lecture - Dr. Andrea Ghez | Physics | University of Colorado Boulder

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