Sunday 8th February 2015 - Astronomy Talk
4.30pm A talk on Black Holes by Dr Abhay Shah, University of Southampton
The year 2015 marks 100th anniversary of Albert
Einstein's General theory of relativity.
This theory, which has withstood the test of time for a
century, predicts the existence of BLACK HOLES, one of the
most fascinating astronomical objects present in our
universe. This talk, tailored to inspire and entertain the
curious, ages 8 to 88, will discuss black holes in general -
how they are formed, how do we know they are there, how big
they are, and much more, including the fate of an astronaut
falling into it!
Abhay Shah has a PhD in physics and is a postdoctoral
research fellow at the University of Southampton researching
supermassive black holes.