Hayden Planetarium Programs

Frontiers Lecture: Demystifying Black Holes

December 11, 2017

Book cover of The Little Book of Black holes.The cover is white with a black circle at the center

Black holes are both astrophysical phenomena and theoretical “laboratories” where scientists test their understanding of physics. From gravitational raditation 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.

A book signing follows.

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