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Beyond Einstein: Gravitational Echoes

Friday, March 8, 2024
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Beyond Einstein: Gravitational Echoes. Just as sound waves can echo off a distant rockface, light waves can echo off of black holes. Renowned researchers Erin Kara and Shep Doeleman join Brian Greene to explore the exotic physics that rules all that happens near the edge of a black hole.

This program is one of three related programs, titled Beyond Einstein, that explore the wondrous implications of gravity pushed to the extreme. Renowned researchers joined Brian Greene to discuss a range of insights–from confirmed to highly speculative–that extend Einstein’s vision of reality and advance our understanding of fundamental physical laws.

This program is part of the Big Ideas series, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.


Brian GreenePhysicist, Author

Brian Greene is a professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University, and is recognized for a number of groundbreaking discoveries in his field of superstring theory. His books, The Elegant Universe, The Fabric of the Cosmos, and The Hidden Reality, have collectively spent 65 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list.

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Shep DoelemanPhysicist, Harvard
Breakthrough Prize

Shep Doeleman is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the Founding Director of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. He led the international team that three years ago …

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Erin KaraPhysicist, MIT
Newton Lacy Pierce Prize

Erin Kara is MIT’s Class of 1958 Career Development Assistant Professor of Physics. Her research focuses on how black holes grow and affect their environments. She also works to develop …

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