Ångström Lecture 2015

  • Date: –16:30
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Siegbahnsalen
  • Lecturer: Andrea Ghez UCLA, Los Angeles
  • Organiser: Kommittén för Ängströmföreläsningar
  • Contact person: Erik B Karlsson
  • Phone: 018 471 3535
  • Föreläsning

Our Galactic Center: A Laboratory for Exploring the Physics & Astrophysics of Black Holes

 

Andrea Ghez has used the Keck telescopes to demonstrate the existence of a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, with a mass 4 million times that of our sun. This is the best evidence yet that these exotic objects really do exist, and provides us with a wonderful opportunity to study the fundamental laws of physics in the extreme environment near a black hole.