When: Monday, Nov 11, 11:30am-1:30pm
Cost: $55.00 for 1 session(s) includes lunch
Instructor: Chris Impey is a University Distinguished Professor of Astronomy and Associate Dean of the College of Science at the University of Arizona.
From the small questions to the big ones—from the tiniest particles to the nature of space-time itself—black holes might be the key to a deeper understanding of the cosmos. How can we ever know anything for sure about black holes when they destroy information by their very nature? What happens if you travel into one? Join distinguished astronomer Chris Impey for an exploration of these questions and more—from confirming Einstein’s equations to the phenomena scientists have witnessed while observing black holes: stars swarming like bees around the center of our galaxy; black holes performing gravitational waltzes with visible stars; the cymbal clash of two black holes colliding, releasing ripples in space-time. Learn how our comprehension of black holes is intrinsically linked to how we make sense of the universe and our place within it.