Talk – 'Exploring Black Holes: A Worldwide Effort'

Friday, February 16, 2018 - 6:30pm

Please join us to celebrate the launch of an international project between the National Science Foundation and Partnerships for International Research and Education (PIRE) that will revolutionize worldwide efforts to study black holes.

The project will support the Event Horizon Telescope in its aim to obtain the first-ever images of black holes and to test Einstein's theory of general relativity. It will integrate researchers in the U.S., Germany, Mexico, and Taiwan; usher astronomical projects into the era of big and distributed data science; and train the next generation of STEM students.

Feryal Özel, UA professor of astronomy and physics and the project's co-principal investigator, will lead the presentation.

Register for the free event at the link below.

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Flandrau Science Center and Planetarium
Tucson, AZ
United States
US
contact info & links
Department/Unit: 
Steward Observatory
Contact Person: 
Rosie Johnson
Contact's Phone: 
520-621-6458

Requests for disability-related accommodations should be directed to the event's primary contact, Rosie Johnson.