Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw In Conversation
Join Professors Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw as they delve into the mysteries of our universe to celebrate the publication of their new book Black Holes: The Key to Understanding the Universe.
At the heart of the Milky Way there is a distortion in the fabric of the Universe. Caused by something 4 million times bigger than the Sun, it is where space and time are so warped that everything within 12 million kilometres is trapped. This region of no return, where even light is swallowed, is bounded by an event horizon, and inside lies the end of time. It is a supermassive black hole.
Black holes are the most extraordinary and intellectually challenging naturally occurring objects found anywhere in the universe. They are the ghost of a collapsed star. Originally thought to be so intellectually troubling that they simply did not exist, it is only in the past few years that we have reached a point where we can begin to explain just what is going on in a black hole: from worm holes to information theory.
In conversation for this incredible event, Brian and Jeff will take a one-way journey into the very centre of a black hole, how they are formed, why they are essential components of every galaxy, including our own, and what secrets they still hold, waiting to be discovered. This virtual event is sure to be one that will open your eyes to the true wonder of the Universe.