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Imaging a Black Hole

Heino Falcke dives deep into the wondrous world of black holes and explains how he – together with his colleagues of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration – managed to take the first official image of a black hole. As a camera they used eight radio telescopes spread around the world. How does this telescope as large as the Earth work? And what does the first real image of a black hole teach us about the physics at the mysterious event horizon? What are the next steps after this discovery?

💡 Prof. dr. Heino Falcke is a professor in Astrophysics (Radboud University) and chair of the Science Council of the Event Horizon Telescope.

💡 Moderator: prof. dr. Jennifer Herek, dean of TNW (UT)

✔️ 𝐓𝐢𝐦𝐞: Wednesday 27 November, 12.30-14.00 hours
✔️ 𝐋𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧: Vrijhof/Amphitheater
✔️ Free lunch/drinks

In cooperation with Arago