Thaisa Storchi Bergmann: Supermassive Black Holes and the Evolution of the Universe

Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Friday, February 12, 2016: 12:00 PM-1:00 PM
Marshall Ballroom West (Marriott Wardman Park)
Dr. Thaisa Storchi Bergmann is an astronomer with a research focus on super-massive black holes. Using astronomical observations, she studies the phenomenon of nuclear activity in galaxies in relation to the properties of the host galaxy. She has a Ph.D. in physics from Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, with post-docs studies at the University of Maryland and Space Telescope Science Institute. She is a member of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences and TWAS Academy of Sciences. Storchi Bergmann received a 2015 L’Oréal-UNESCO Award for Women in Science for “outstanding work on super-massive black holes in the centers of galaxies and associated regions of dense gas, dust, and young stars surrounding them, as well as their role in the evolution of galaxies.”
Thaisa Bergmann, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sol Campus do Vale
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