ASX Star Talk: Black Holes in 2020

Black Holes in 2020
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

It's time for our first event of 2020! Black holes are everywhere in popular science and science fiction, but what do we really know about these ultra-dense objects? If you would like to know more, join ASX for our Star Talk on Wednesday, January 29, in Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories (LM), Room 161. Professor Chris Matzner will be illuminating the darkness surrounding black holes, by elaborating on the state of our understanding in 2020! The free, public lecture itself is from 7:00pm-8:00pm followed, weather permitting, by a free, public telescope viewing atop MP. Everyone is welcome!

Once just a speculation, the existence of black holes is now an established fact. But what are they? Where do they come from? How were they found? What consequences do they have in our Universe? What mysteries remain? Dr. Christopher Matzner will cover our knowledge of black holes as of 2020, and what we might learn next.

Dr. Christopher Matzner is a Professor and Graduate Associate Chair of U of T's David A. Dunlap Department of Astronomy & Astrophysics. Prof. Matzner is currently conducting research on aspects of star formation (protostellar disks, molecular clouds, energy feedback) and stellar explosions (supernovae, gamma ray bursts).

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Not required
Organized by: Astronomy & Space Exploration Society
Location: University of Toronto, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, Room 161, 80 St George St, Toronto, ON