This event has finished Took place on: Thursday, 19th Jan 2017
First predicted by Simon Pierre LaPlace back in 1796, the existence of Black Holes in our universe has been somewhat of a contentious issue. And it's only in recent decades that the world of physics has seemingly reached a general consensus about their proposed place. But what is a black hole? Why can't we see them? And what secrets might they hold?
These are just some of the questions we hope to answer in our second installment of Mass Interaction. And with astrophysicist Professor Carolin Crawford and theoretical physicist Professor Jerome Gauntlett as our guides, we will venture into the weird and wonderful world of Black Holes - their turbulent history, their seemingly impossible structure, and the secrets they might hold in the search for a unifying Theory of Everything.
"The black holes of nature are the most perfect macroscopic objects in the universe: the only elements in their construction are our concepts of space and time.” - Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar (1910–1995)
Mass Interaction is...
A play on one of the fathers of Quantum Mechanics, Richard Feynman's, quote - "All Mass is interaction" - this new, bi-monthly event aims to bring science to the forefront in interesting and accessible ways.
Curated and presented by science journalist Max Sanderson (The Guardian, Huffington Post, Renegade Inc.), each event will take a complex and mysterious scientific concept, and attempt to unpick it in a relaxed, informal, and interview-based setting.
The Air Space at Oxford street will provide the setting for this two-way conversation, which will encourage participation from an interested, but non-specialist audience.
Contact and Booking Details
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Reserve tickets at this websiteEurope/London Mass Interaction 002: The Beauty of Black Holes A talk about weird and wonderful world of Black Holes - their turbulent history, their seemingly impossible structure, and the secrets they might hold in the search for a unifying Theory of Everything. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2017/01/19/mass-interaction-002-the-beauty-of-black-holes-133307 Airspace,29-31 Oxford Street,,London