2017-02-10 / Schools

Santa Su to host Caltech professor

High school celebrates its 20th anniversary this weekend

Djorgovski Djorgovski S. George Djorgovski, Ph.D., a Caltech professor of astronomy, will head the list of speakers scheduled for Santa Susana High School’s 20th anniversary celebration Sat., Feb. 11.

Djorgovski will give a talk titled “Astronomy in the Time Domain: From Killer Asteroids to Giant Black Holes” at noon in the school’s performing arts center, 3570 Cochran St., Simi Valley.

Djorgovski is also co-director of the Center for Advanced Computing Research, director of the Center for Data-Driven Discovery, and director of the Meta-Institute for Computational Astrophysics.

He is the author and co-author of several hundred scientific publications, covering the fields of astrophysics, cosmology and computational science.

Also speaking will be Christine Reusch, an engineer representing the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Her talk is titled “Engineering and Creating a Sustainable Future.”

Reusch is a board member for the Society of Women Engineers, Ventura Chapter.

The day will also feature a number of other speakers, including STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals, school alumni and senior student researchers.

The talks will cover the general theme of “What Does Creativity Look Like in the STEM Fields?”

All of the events are free to the community. Seats for the talks are limited; seating is first-come, first-served.

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