Andrea Ghez

2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy and head of UCLA's Galactic Center Group

Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

Travels From: USA

Andrea Ghez is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

Nobel Prize Speaker Andrea Ghez
REQUEST AVAILABILITY

Want to book Andrea Ghez for your event? Please provide the info below and we’ll get in touch within 24h:

    Andrea Ghez

    2020 Nobel Prize in Physics Laureate; Distinguished Professor of Physics & Astronomy and head of UCLA's Galactic Center Group

    Speaker Fee Range: Please inquire for fees

    Travels From: USA

    Andrea Ghez is available for virtual keynotes and webinars. Please complete the form or contact one of our agents to inquire about the fees for virtual engagements. Please note: the fee range listed above is for in-person engagements.

    BOOK Andrea Ghez AS A SPEAKER

    2020 Nobel Prize in Physics awardee. Speaker Andrea Ghez has been able to provide evidence of a black hole that has a mass 4 million times that of our sun. Organizations book Andrea Ghez to learn about how adaptive optics are helping astronomers understand our universe's most mysterious objects and the role of black holes in the formation and evolution of galaxies.

    Andrea Ghez Speaker Biography

    Keynote speaker Andrea Ghez was the recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics. She is the fourth woman in history to have won this important prize. Andrea is head of the Galactic Center Group and a respected professor of Physics and Astronomy at UCLA. She is also a world-renowned observational astrophysics specialist. Andrea has a B.S. in Physics from MIT and a Ph.D. from Caltech. She has been with UCLA since 1994.

    Andrea Ghez has utilized the Keck telescopes to show evidence of a supermassive black hole in our galaxy. The black hole has a mass 4 million times that of our sun. This is the most conclusive proof to date that these unusual objects do, in fact, exist. The evidence offers us an excellent opportunity to investigate the essential rules of physics around a black hole. Moreover, it allows us to learn about how this black hole has contributed to our galaxy’s birth and evolution.

    The work of Andrea Ghez has been actively distributed to a diverse audience thanks to 200 invited talks and 100+ refereed papers. Various documentaries, textbooks, and science exhibits have also described her amazing work. Speaker Andrea Ghez has obtained several honors and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship, the Crafoord Prize, and the election to the National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. She also received the Sackler Prize from Tel Aviv University, the Aaronson Award from the University of Arizona, the American Astronomical Society’s Newton Lacy Pierce Prize, the American Physical Society’s Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award, a Packard Fellowship, a Sloan Fellowship, and several teaching awards.

    Most recently, she has served on the National Research Council’s Board on Physics and Astronomy. She has also served the Keck Observatory Science Steering Committee, the Thirty-Meter Telescope’s Science Advisory Committee,  and the University of California Commission on the Future’s Research Strategies Working Group.

    Andrea Ghez Keynote Topics

    With new data from the Keck telescopes, Andrea Ghez shows how state-of-the-art adaptive optics are helping astronomers understand our universe's most mysterious objects: black holes. She shares evidence that a supermassive black hole may be lurking at the center of the Milky Way.

    2020 Nobel Laureate astrophysicist Andrea Ghez describes her search for the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way, and the role of black holes in the formation and evolution of galaxies.

    Andrea Ghez Speaking Videos

    Andrea Ghez: The hunt for a supermassive black hole
    The Monster at the Heart of our Galaxy with Andrea Ghez