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Images from the Edge of Spacetime: public lecture webcast by Avery Broderick

Images from the Edge of Spacetime: Resolving Black Hole Horizons, a public lecture webcast by Avery Broderick

Wednesday Oct. 3, 2018 at 7pm ET

Black holes are among the most powerful and mysterious phenomena in the universe. Almost every galaxy has at its core a supermassive black hole, millions or even billions of times more massive than our sun. Black holes are, in theory, the ultimate manifestation of strong gravity’s impact on the visible universe, but placing these exotic phenomena on concrete empirical footing has been impossible — until now. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a global array of interconnected telescopes, has such incredible power and precision that it may finally unveil nature’s monsters in the dark. 

During his free, live webcast on Oct. 3, Perimeter Associate Faculty member Avery Broderick (Delaney Family John Archibald Wheeler Chair and leader of Perimeter’s EHT Initiative) will provide a highly accessible and fascinating lecture on the EHT and international efforts to interpret horizon-resolving images of numerous supermassive black holes.

 

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