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On the Shoulders of Giants: Andrew Strominger

Harvard University Professor of Physics Andrew Strominger explores the deep theoretical puzzles that have driven black hole research and the insights achieved by recent breakthroughs.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Andrew Strominger

Harvard University Professor of Physics Andrew Strominger explores the deep theoretical puzzles that have driven black hole research and the insights achieved by recent breakthroughs.

This program is part of the Big Ideas Series, made possible with support from the John Templeton Foundation.

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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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Andrew StromingerPhysicist

Andrew Strominger is the Gwill E. York Professor of Physics at Harvard University and a founding member of the Black Hole Initiative. He is a renowned theoretical physicist who has made pathbreaking contributions to classical and quantum gravity quantum field theory and string theory.

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