Darkness Visible: Shedding New Light on Black Holes
- Published on: 02 June 2018
- Black holes may hold the key to understanding the most fundamental truths of the universe, but how do you see something that’s, well, black? Astronomers think they have the answer. Thanks to a global array of radio telescopes that turn the Earth into a giant receiver, we may soon have the first picture of the event horizon of Sagittarius A*, the black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. And, with the power of math, scientists are going even further, using equations to “look” inside black holes, peering at the central singularity where general relativity and quantum mechanics collide. Join Brian Greene and other leading physicists and astronomers on a journey to make darkness visible.
Find out more about the program and the participants: https://www.worldsciencefestival.com/programs/darkness-visible-shedding-new-light-black-holes/
MODERATOR: Brian Greene
PARTICIPANTS: Shep Doeleman, Andrea Ghez, Vicky Kalogera, Cumrun Vafa
Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for all the latest from WSF.
Visit our Website: http://www.worldsciencefestival.com/
Like us on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/worldsciencefestival
Follow us on twitter: https://twitter.com/WorldSciFest
The Big Ideas Series is supported in part by the John Templeton Foundation.
Filmed live at the 2018 World Science Festival
- Runtime : 1:46:44
- Andrea Ghez Nobel Prize Nobel Prize in Physics 2020 Darkness Visible: Shedding New Light on Black Holes gravitational waves black holes quantum mechanics singularity Event Horizon radio telescopes astronomy general relativity gravity Brian Greene Shep Doeleman Vicky Kalogera New York City NYC world science festival World Science Festival 2018 Big Ideas Series Breakthrough Prize