Black holes. These enigmatic objects have fascinated us for over 100 years, and we are learning more and more about them every day, including direct imaging of the shadow of a supermassive black hole! Lurking in the centers of almost all galaxies, supermassive black holes are the true monsters in the universe. When they feed on passing gas and stars, they burst to life and power some of the most energetic astrophysical phenomena in the universe. Colliding black holes produce gravitational waves we are just starting to observe, and their extreme environments provide exquisite laboratories for the study of the laws of physics in ways we can’t hope to do on earth. Join moderator Dr. Joe Pesce and a panel of world-class experts as we discuss the facts surrounding these awesome monsters in the universe!

Panelists

Dr. Joe Pesce

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Friday, August 20
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Room 144AB - Science Fair