Thu, 26 September 2019

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Black Holes (But Were Too Afraid to Ask)

Lawrence Krauss


Portland Hall

4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London


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The bestselling astrophysicist joins us to explore an unfolding cosmic saga with profound consequences for our understanding of humanity’s origins and the nature of reality.

Black Holes are the hottest things in astrophysics – both metaphorically and literally.

A generation ago, they were still theoretical objects whose actual existence was controversial. Today we can observe black holes and their cosmic consequences in ways that even a decade ago seemed like science fiction. We have taken the photograph of a supermassive black hole in the centre of a nearby galaxy, and discovered space ‘ringing’ in response to their collision in galaxies billions of light years away.

These discoveries provide us with unprecedented insight into the nature of the cosmos. But there is still much about black holes that is shrouded in mystery – and solving these cosmic puzzles promises to transform our understanding both of the universe, and fundamental physics itself.

This Autumn, the bestselling author of A Universe From Nothing Lawrence Krauss returns to How To Academy to present a guide to black holes – and introduce us to the biggest unresolved questions in science.

Don’t miss this masterclass in cutting edge cosmology from one of the most influential physicists alive.