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Black Holes: Seeing the Unseeable

Friday, June 17, 2022
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EST

A century after Einstein’s mathematics suggested the possibility of black holes, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is finally observing them. The project’s latest achievement is the first image of the supermassive black hole in the center of our Milky Way galaxy. Join Brian Greene and the EHT’s Founding Director Shep Doeleman to explore these stunning breakthroughs that are taking us ever closer to seeing the unseeable.

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 DoelemanAstronomer

Shep Doeleman is an astronomer at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, where he leads the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) whose goal has been to image the event horizon of a black hole: the boundary where gravity is so strong that even light cannot escape.

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