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Void of Color: Black Holes
February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for the second in a series of three lectures that will bring our Collection by Color exhibit to life with various social and science topics. Doctor Geoffrey Lenters a Physicist at Grand Valley University and former National Research fellow at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center will be discussing Black Holes. Learn of their origins and new information discovered about them.
Free for Muskegon County residents and museum members. Just $3 for non-residents.
Reserve your seat by calling 231.722.0278 or emailing email@example.com.
Geoffrey Lenters attended Calvin College, where he received his B.S. in physics and continued his education at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. In May of 1999, Geoff successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation in which he developed computer models of electron acceleration in impulsive solar flares. His research in astrophysics continued at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center under a National Research Council Fellowship where he expanded his computational modeling to include modeling satellite response for upcoming Solar Physics missions. His teaching career began at Hope College in the Fall of 2000, moved to Calvin College in Fall of 2002, and culminated in a position at Grand Valley State University in Fall of 2003, where he is currently a Professor in the Department of Physics. During his teaching career, he closely collaborated with astrophysicists at NASA’s National Space Science and Technology Center, analyzing X-ray emissions from a relatively new (1987) class of neutron stars called Soft Gamma Repeaters (SGRs). Geoff has also used his computational skills working in the missile defense industry for a year-long sabbatical project.
Currently, he is dabbling in the experimental investigation of microwave-induced plasma discharges and other microwave induced phenomena. More than his scientific work, Geoff’s pride and joy are his wife and three children, one of whom is attending Grand Valley State University, and the other two still in high school