See the unseeable: A black hole discovery conversation with physicist Avery BroderickExport this event to calendar

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 — 6:30 PM EDT

Avery Broderick stands before a chalkboardYou are invited to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, Professor, University of Waterloo, peered millions of light years across space to help solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes exist.

The thrilling discovery comes thanks to an international team of astrophysicists joining together to create a picture-perfect observation of a supermassive black hole located inside the massive elliptical galaxy M87. Located in the constellation of Virgo, this gargantuan object has a mass of six-and-a-half-billion Suns and measures nearly half a light-year across. Learn first-hand from professor Broderick how this revolutionary discovery will expand our understanding of gravity, how galaxies live and die, and even Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Joining him will be Brian McNamara, Professor, Department Chair and University Research Chair in Astrophysics, and Bob Lemieux, Dean, Faculty of Science. 

This event will also be livestreamed and can be viewed here.

First image of a black hole as seen from EHT

Cost 
Free - please register
Location 
HH - J.G. Hagey Hall of the Humanities

200 University Avenue West

Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1
Canada

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