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- Thursday 8 November 2012
- 7.00pm to 8.30pm
- Lecturers: Prof Caleb Scharf
Come on a quest through the cosmos to unravel one of its greatest mysteries - black holes. You might think that they're hidden and invisible, lurking in darkness, but they're not! In fact, astronomers now think that these extraordinary objects play a vital and energetic role in sculpting the universe into its present form, including the very environment from which we have evolved.
It's an incredible story that spans 13 billion years of cosmic history, and takes us from the realm of subatomic physics to the realm of ferocious black holes ten billion times the mass of our Sun. Find out how these bad boys of the universe have booming voices that echo across intergalactic space, and how they've kept galaxies under their thumb, as well as helping our own Milky Way become a very special place. Black holes may have burrowed their way out of normal existence, but they're a key ingredient in the entangled bank of the cosmos, an entangled bank that we call home.
Tickets: £10 standard, £7 concessions and £5 Associates. Members go free.
Make a night of it! Come for a cocktail or something delicious, modern and British to eat in the bar. The bar and café at the Ri has the perfect atmosphere for a night out.