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The 2020 Nobel Prize In Physics (Physics Department Colloquium)

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

Storrs Campus
online

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 https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/2020/summary/ 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.

Webex link: https://uconn-cmr.webex.com/meet/jot16106

Contact:

Prof. Gerald Dunne

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

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