See the unseeable: A black hole discovery conversation with physicist Avery Broderick

Humanities Theatre
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM EDT 

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This event is sold out, including the waitlist.
All ticket holders must show proof of registration by providing a print or electronic ticket at the venue.
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Join us to hear the once-in-a-lifetime story of how Avery Broderick, a professor at University of Waterloo and Researcher at Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, peered thousands of light-years across space helping solve one of the greatest mysteries in the cosmos — that black holes are real.
The thrilling discovery comes thanks to an international all-star team of astrophysicists joining together to create a picture-perfect observation of a supermassive black hole located inside the massive elliptical galaxy M87. Located in the constellation of Virgo, this gargantuan object has a mass of six-and-a-half-billion Suns and measures nearly half a light-year across. 
Join us to learn first-hand from professor Broderick how this revolutionary discovery could expand our understanding of gravity, how galaxies live and die, and even Einstein’s theory of relativity.
This event is free and open to the public. Just show up ready to have your mind blown.
This event is livestreamed. Access the link here.

Event Information
Doors open 6:00 p.m.
Program begins 7:00 p.m.
Complimentary parking available in Lot H


Avery Broderick
University of Waterloo
Associate Professor


Humanities Theatre
200 University Ave W Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1 Canada


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