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The 2020 Nobel Prize In Physics (Physics Department Colloquium)

Friday, October 30, 2020
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus

Profs. Gerald Dunne and Jon Trump, Department of Physics, University of Connecticut

Black Holes: The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics

The Nobel Foundation has awarded the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics to Roger Penrose “for the discovery that black hole formation is a robust prediction of the general theory of relativity”, and to Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez “for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of our galaxy”. See We review the physics and the significance of these remarkable discoveries. There will be some technical detail but the talk is intended for a general audience.

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Prof. Gerald Dunne

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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