Let's Do the Time Warp Again: Black Holes and the Universe
133 South 36th Street, Philadelphia
This event is free and open to the public.
With a single image, black holes went from existing only in theory and equation to tangible, visible phenomena. This new image, along with gravity waves seen in other data, raises intriguing scientific questions about black holes. And we still haven’t solved the big puzzles of cosmology: dark matter and dark energy. As physicists and astronomers search for answers, philosophers wonder about our place in the universe and the unrelenting drive for knowledge.
Join us for a film screening on the search for dark matter and discussion of the revelatory black hole image and what it means for scientific inquiry.
Bhuvnesh Jain, Walter H. and Leonore C. Annenberg Professor in the Natural Sciences, Co-Director, Center for Particle Cosmology
Mark Trodden, Fay R. and Eugene L. Langberg Professor of Physics, Chair of Physics and Astronomy, Co-Director, Center for Particle Cosmology
Michael Weisberg, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, Co-Director of the Penn Laboratory for Understanding Science and the Galápagos Education and Research Alliance
Please e-mail all questions to Amber Grier at firstname.lastname@example.org.