Science Café: Black Holes, Gravity, and Cosmic Geometry


Feb
26
2014

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  • Host Department: Museum of Natural History
  • Date: 02/26/2014
  • Time: 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

  • Location: Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor

  • Description:

    At Conor O'Neill's Traditional Irish Pub 318 S. Main St.  What’s inside a black hole?  What do we mean when we say space is curved? How do supermassive black holes form?  How can we describe these seemingly indescribable mathematical singularities?  How can we study them, if they are dark and far away? Why does it matter? Join Lydia Bieri of the University of Michigan Department of Mathematics and Kayhan Gultekin of the Department of Astronomy as we explore and discuss the science and math of black holes and other cosmic phenomena.  Funded by Sigma Xi: The Scientific Research Society and the National Science Foundation. Science Cafés provide an opportunity for audiences to discuss current science topics with experts in an informal setting. All Science Cafés take place at Conor O’Neill’s Traditional Irish Pub, 318 South Main Street, Ann Arbor. Hors d’oeuvres at 5:30 pm; program 6-7:30 pm.


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