South Franklin Circle Dialogue series continues with Evalyn Gates, Ph.D., of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The 2011-2012 South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series continues with “Portal to the Universe,” presented by Evalyn Gates, Ph.D., Executive Director and CEO of The Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Wednesday, April 18, 2012, 7:30 p.m., at South Franklin Circle, 16600 Warren Court, Bainbridge Township. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP required. Please call (440) 247-1300, or visit

Dr. Gates will lead guests on a whirlwind tour of the cosmos and discuss the critical role that museums play in science education.

About Evalyn Gates, Ph.D.

Dr. Gates became the Executive Director and CEO of the Cleveland Museum of Natural History in May 2010. Before coming to the Museum, she was the Assistant Director of the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics and a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Chicago. After receiving her Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Case Western Reserve University in 1990, Gates held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and the University of Chicago. She also spent seven years at the Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum. Gates has a strong interest in addressing the underrepresentation of women and minorities in the physical sciences and has written several articles on the topic of women in physics. She published her first book, Einstein’s Telescope: The Hunt for Dark Matter and Dark Energy in the Universe, in 2009.

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About the South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series
The South Franklin Circle Dialogue Series presents stimulating forums designed to inform and inspire the community. Future speakers and topics will cover the arts, culture, current events and social and political issues.

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