Secret Science Club

Secret Science Club

BLACK HOLES with Physicists & Authors Steven Gubser & Frans Pretorius

Monday · September 18, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Free

This event is 21 and over

More info TBA!

Secret Science Club
Secret Science Club
Underground . . .
Shrouded in mystery . . .
Chock-full of brainiacs . . .

The Secret Science Club features:
• mind-bending lectures
• volatile experiments
• chemical libations
• star-gazing sounds

Meeting every month @ the Bell House, 149 7th Street in Brooklyn. p: 718.643.6510
BLACK HOLES with Physicists & Authors Steven Gubser & Frans Pretorius
BLACK HOLES with Physicists & Authors Steven Gubser & Frans Pretorius
Once they grab you, they won’t let go!
With every new discovery, black holes get more bizarre and fascinating. They spin at mind-blowing speeds. They collide, setting off massive shock waves. They devour light and matter, and drool jets of ionized gas. They sit at the center of almost every galaxy, and they may even be responsible for the evolution of galaxies themselves.

Scientists estimate the Milky Way is home to 100 million black holes, ranging from relatively small collapsed stars to supermassive black holes that can distort space-time with their rotation. The announcement of the epic and long-sought-for detection of gravitational waves last year was accompanied by the discovery of stellar black holes more than 20 times the mass of the Sun.

In this intergalactic talk, coinciding with the release of their new book, The Little Book of Black Holes, physicists Steven Scott Gubser and Frans Pretorius explore the far-out science of black holes—from Einstein’s theory of relativity, singularities & event horizons to gravitational waves, wormholes & beyond!

Before & After
--Try our irresistible cocktail of the night, the Event Horizon
--Sway to groovitational tunes and stick around for the supermassive Q&A
--Grab a signed copy of Steve Gubser & Frans Pretorius’s new book, THE LITTLE BOOK OF BLACK HOLES
Venue Information:
The Bell House
149 7th Street
Brooklyn, New York, 11215
http://www.thebellhouseny.com/