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Janna Levin

Claire Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Barnard College of Columbia University; Director of Science, Pioneer Works; Author, Black Hole Survival Guide

Janna Levin is the Claire Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Columbia University’s Barnard College. She is also founding director of sciences at Brooklyn cultural center Pioneer Works and editor in chief of online art and science magazine Pioneer Works Broadcast. A Guggenheim Fellow, Levin has contributed to understanding black holes, the early universe, extra dimensions, chaos, and the shape of the universe. She presented the NOVA feature “Black Hole Apocalypse” on PBS and has worked at Cambridge University and UC Berkeley’s Center for Particle Astrophysics. Levin’s most recent book is Black Hole Survival Guide; she also authored Black Hole Blues, How the Universe Got Its Spots, and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN Prize.

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