If We Can't See Black Holes, How Do We Know They Exist?


Open to Public

Type: General Meetings

Keywords: Astrophysics Black Holes

Held on: Dec 17, 2014 (Wed) at 07:00 PM to Dec 17, 2014 (Wed) at 09:00 PM

Speaker: Dr. Sean O'Neill

Location: Physics/Astronomy Auditorium (PAA), Room A118, Seattle, Washington

Event Coordinator: Christopher Laurel

Perhaps you have heard that even light cannot escape the extraordinary gravitational pull of a black hole.  Normally, the absence of observable light is not something astronomers would be happy about, but astrophysicist Dr. Sean O'Neill will discuss various fascinating astrophysical mechanisms by which black holes make themselves known to the rest of the Universe.  By affecting their immediate surroundings gravitationally and generating energetic flows observed across a wide range of wavelengths, black holes turn out to be much more conspicuous than you may have guessed.

There will be construction in our usual meeting room, so the December meeting will take place in room A118 of the same building.



Latitude 47.6529796, Longitude -122.3110046


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