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Black Holes: the key to understanding the universe

24 June @ 18:30 - 20:00

From £15
black hole

Black holes are fascinating objects that force us to address the biggest questions in physics

Presented by Manchester Lit & Phil

Black holes are fascinating objects because of the way they force us to address the biggest questions in physics such as the essential nature of space and time.

Black holes are formed when massive stars collapse at the end of their life cycle. Their gravity is so strong that light cannot escape from them. The first direct image of a black hole and its vicinity was published in 2019 using observations made by the Event Horizon Telescope in 2017.

Jeff Forshaw will introduce black holes and go on to examine the consequences of trying to track the flow of information into and out of a black hole. Recent insights indicate that space and time are emergent features related to key concepts including “quantum entanglement”, and in a fashion that bears some resemblance to “quantum error correcting codes”, such as are needed to make stable quantum computers.

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Details

Date:
24 June
Time:
18:30 - 20:00
Cost:
From £15
Website:
https://www.manlitphil.ac.uk/events/black-holes-the-key-to-understanding-the-universe/

Venue

International Anthony Burgess Foundation
3 Cambridge Street
Manchester, M1 5BY United Kingdom
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