Lectures and Talks

Frontiers Lecture: Demystifying Black Holes

Monday, December 11, 2017

This artist concept illustrates a supermassive black hole with millions to billions times the mass of our sun.

Black holes are both astrophysical phenomena and theoretical “laboratories” where scientists test their understanding of physics. From gravitational radiation to X-ray binary star systems, Steven Gubser and Frans Pretorius use creative thought experiments to explain the fantastical properties of black holes, and how the same qualities that capture the public imagination inform today’s research.

 

A book signing follows.

 

Support for Hayden Planetarium Programs is provided by the Schaffner Family and the Horace W. Goldsmith Endowment Fund.