The gravitational sky

*Fully booked* 2019 Astronomy for All lecture series

Wednesday 20 February 2019   18:00 to 19:30

Speakers:

Professor Mike Cruise, President of the Royal Astronomical Society

Join Professor Mike Cruise, the President of the Royal Astronomical Society, for a fascinating update on new developments within astronomy and what they mean for our understanding of the universe.

After more than 40 years of experimental effort, the gravitational waves predicted by Einstein were finally detected in 2015. Since then, knowledge of stellar mass sized black holes has advanced considerably, and plans are already in place to search for emission from the super massive black holes that exist in the centre of galaxies and play a role in the evolution of galactic structure. There is also the possibility of detecting the echoing remnants of the Big Bang itself. What may be discovered over the next few decades as the gravitational sky is explored further?

Location:
EP Abraham Lecture Theatre
Green Templeton College
43 Woodstock Road
Oxford
OX2 6HG

Type: Featured, Lectures and Seminars