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LECTURE: From Falling Apples to Collapsed Stars: a brief history of black holes

October 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

From Falling Apples to Collapsed Stars: a brief history of black holes

By Dr. Hari Kunduri

What exactly is a black hole, and how does one try to contend with an object that, by definition, cannot be seen or heard?

Hear about some of the basic ideas behind Einstein’s theory of general relativity and discover what progress has been made in understanding them over the last 100 years.


About the Lecturer:

Hari grew up in Northern Ontario, he later completed his undergraduate degree in physics and mathematics at the University of Toronto.  From there he went to the University of Cambridge to complete a Ph.D in theoretical physics. After holding research fellowships at Cambridge and the University of Alberta, he moved to the mathematics department at Memorial in 2011. His research concerns mathematical and theoretical aspects of black holes in general relativity and string theory.


Admission is $5 and supports educational programming.


October 10, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. John's, NL A1A 1B2 Canada
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