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Acclaimed Astrophysicist to Speak at Distinguished Physics Lecture

Take a tour of the multi-wavelength universe as renowned astrophysicist Dr. Summer Ash highlights exciting new findings during her presentation “The Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can’t,” hosted by Cal State San Marcos’ Department of Physics on March 7.

The Distinguished Physics Lecture event is free and open to the public. It begins at 5:30 p.m. with light refreshments, followed by the presentation from 6-7 p.m. in the USU Ballroom on CSUSM’s campus.

Ash, the director of outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy, has hosted and appeared in science and STEM educational videos for NBC News, City University of New York and Disney Junior. Her work as a science writer has been published in The Atlantic, Smithsonian and Slate, among other publications. She also appears on “The Rachel Maddow Show” as their in-house astrophysicist.

The lecture coincides with a week of activities being hosted by CSUSM’s College of Science and Mathematics leading up to Super STEM Saturday on March 11.


What: Distinguished Physics Lecture, featuring the presentation “The Invisible Universe: Seeing What Our Eyes Can’t” by Dr. Summer Ash, director of outreach for Columbia University’s Department of Astronomy.

When: Tuesday, March 7; reception at 5:30 p.m., presentation 6-7 p.m.

Where: USU Ballroom, California State University San Marcos

Cost: Free

Parking: For driving directions, campus map and parking fees, visit the CSUSM Parking Guide.


About California State University San Marcos

Building on an innovative 27-year history, California State University San Marcos is a forward-focused institution, dedicated to preparing future leaders, building great communities and solving critical issues. Located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the City of San Marcos, it is the only public four-year comprehensive university serving North San Diego, Southwest Riverside and South Orange Counties.

The University enrolls over 15,000 students. With approximately 2,000 employees, the institution is a Great College to Work For® (The Chronicle of Higher Education). As a recipient of the annual HEED Award since 2014—a national honor recognizing U.S. colleges and universities that demonstrate an outstanding commitment to diversity and inclusion—CSUSM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment.