‘Colliding Black Holes’ on Docket for Simpson University’s ‘Encounters in Science and Mathematics’ Night

REDDING, Calif.—Simpson University invites the community to a discussion on “Quantum Teleportation, Einstein and Colliding Black Holes” and interactive lab demonstrations during its fourth “Encounters in Science and Mathematics” night on Tuesday, Oct. 22.

The event, organized by the university’s Science and Mathematics Department, will feature guest speaker Dr. Hyung S. Choi, a visiting professor of physics and engineering and director of the Quantum Information Lab at Greenville University in Illinois.

Refreshments will be served starting at 6:30 p.m. in LaBaume-Rudat Hall, room 204, followed by Dr. Choi’s presentation at 7 and lab demonstrations and an open house in the Science and Nursing Center at 8 p.m.

Dr.Choi.jpgDr. Choi is a visiting scholar at Simpson University. In addition to his work at Greenville University, he has served as director of mathematics and physical sciences at the John Templeton Foundation, where he led more than 30 international research programs in physics and mathematics. He also was a visiting researcher at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University; visiting Fellow at St. Edmund’s College, Cambridge University; and a Witherspoon Fellow at the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences in Berkeley.

Dr. Choi received a bachelor of science in physics from Kyung Hee University; completed graduate study in particle physics at Seoul National University; and received a Ph.D. in physics from The Graduate Center of the City University of New York and an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Admission is free, and all are welcome. Simpson University is at 2211 College View Drive in northeast Redding.

Learn more about the Science and Mathematics Department at simpsonu.edu/science.


Simpson University, founded in 1921, moved to Redding 30 years ago and will celebrate its centennial in 2021. In addition to offering 25 majors in its traditional undergraduate program, the university has graduated more than 4,000 North State adults from its ASPIRE degree-completion program, and nearly 3,000 from its School of Education. It has a No. 8-ranked School of Nursing, a seminary, and master’s programs in counseling psychology and organizational leadership. Simpson University is recognized nationally by Colleges of Distinction.

Simpson has launched new athletics programs in track and field, swimming and diving, women’s wrestling, and men’s volleyball, as well as a bass fishing team. The university is also working to better serve transfer students from community colleges through its commitment to Associate Degree for Transfer agreements, and it is offering new scholarships.

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