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Pint of Science 2017: "The Unknown Universe"

Talks

Black holes: The dark heart of General Relativity

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Talk: Black holes: The dark heart of General Relativity

By: Christiana Pantelidou (Quantum Physics and Astrophysics dept. -Institut of Cosmos Sciences, University of Barcelona)

Date-Time: 17/05/2017 - 20:00

Place: Bacanal café, Carrer de Sepúlveda, 164, Barcelona, 08011

Context: Pint of Sciene 2017

Web: https://pintofscience.es/event/AG3

Free admission*

Abstract:

With the help of a small demonstration, I will briefly explain the main idea behind Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and show how it leads to black holes. I will also describe Alice’s journey as she falls inside a black hole: what does she see? and what does her partner, Bob, see from a safe distance?

Gravitational Waves: The Universe's Symphony

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Talk: Gravitational Waves: The Universe's Symphony

By: Helvi Witek (Quantum Physics and Astrophysics dept. -Institut of Cosmos Sciences, University of Barcelona)

Date-Time: 17/05/2017 - 20:00

Place: Bacanal café, Carrer de Sepúlveda, 164, Barcelona, 08011

Context: Pint of Sciene 2017

Web: https://pintofscience.es/event/AG3

Free admission*

Abstract:

First predicted a century ago, we have recently observed gravitational waves generated by the cosmic dance of two black holes. Although the smashing of two black holes is among the most energetic processes in the universe, trying to detect their gravitational wave signal is as challenging as trying to understand whispers in a large crowd of people. In this talk I will tell you about the gravitational wave universe and what secrets we have uncovered so far.

 
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