Janna Levin

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About the Author

JANNA LEVIN is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard/Columbia. She is also Director of Sciences at Pioneer Works, a center for art and innovation in Brooklyn. She has contributed to an understanding of black holes, the cosmology of extra dimensions, and gravitational waves in the shape of spacetime. She is the author of the popular-science book How the Universe Got Its Spots and a novel, A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines, which won the PEN/Bingham prize. Janna was recently named a Guggenheim fellow. Her new book, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, follows the campaign to record the sounds of spacetime ringing.

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