Basic Science Lights the Way: Shedding Light on Black Holes

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 5:00pm

UC Berkeley has a renowned history in the sciences of cutting-edge, curiosity-driven research that results in paradigm-shifting discovery — fundamentally changing our understanding of nature, the universe, and ourselves. This tradition continues on campus as strong as ever. If you share our curiosity, the College of Letters & Science’s Division of Biological Sciences and Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences invite you to the Spring 2021 series of enlightening virtual discussions, featuring several of our brilliant faculty and students.

Shedding Light on Black Holes

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics rewarded decades of research — some done at Berkeley — into the theory and detection of black holes. Learn what we know and still don’t know about these mysterious supermassive objects, including the one in the middle of our galaxy.

This talk features Chung-Pie Ma, Raffaella Margutti, and Michael Medford, moderated by Jessica Lu.

Register through the Basic Science Lights the Way website

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