RCIScience/RASC: Black Holes: From Speculative to Spectacular

First image of a black hole
Image Credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration
Sunday, November 24, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Black holes are perhaps the strangest thing in a very strange universe. An almost unbelievable prediction of Einstein’s theory of General Relativity, black holes create a gravitational pull so strong, they can trap anything that gets too close. Even light. Black holes also pull on our imaginations, often appearing as the villains in science fiction. Join RCIScience for an exploration of the latest science about black holes and a discussion about how they are depicted in popular culture. Are black holes truly terrifying? Or simply misunderstood monsters.

Speaker information coming soon.

Who can attend: Everyone
Fee: Free
Registration: Eventbrite
Organized by: The Royal Canadian Institute for Science in partnership with the RASC, Toronto Centre
Location: JJR Macleod Auditorium, Medical Sciences Building, 1 King's College Circle, Toronto