Talk – 'Bringing Black Holes Into Focus With the Event Horizon Telescope'

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 7:30pm

Albert Einstein predicted the existence of black holes over a century ago when he developed the theory of general relativity. Today, his predictions are being tested through work being done to take the first-ever images of nearby black holes using an earth-sized telescope array, the Event Horizon Telescope. 

The Event Horizon Telescope is set to share groundbreaking results from this effort involving partners around the world. We invite you to meet and hear from the Arizona team that has been integrally involved in this enormous scientific effort to gather the first-ever images of supermassive black holes. 

Join us for a talk with key members of the Event Horizon Telescope as they share the monumental efforts required to photograph black holes and discuss how we will know if Einstein was right. There will be time for questions with refreshments to follow.

The talk will take place at the Environment and Natural Resources 2 building, 1064 E. Lowell St., in Room N120. Visitors may park in the Sixth Street Garage, 1201 E. Sixth St.

Doors will open at 7 p.m.; the talk will begin at 7:30.

Find more information at: http://bhpire.arizona.edu/2019/04/05/public-talk-bringing-black-holes-into-focus/.

Audience: 
All
Where
Campus: 
Main Campus
Location: 
Environment and Natural Resources 2, Room N120
Tucson, AZ
United States
US
contact info & links
Department/Unit: 
Astronomy/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.