IAA Zoom Lecture – Weds 21st October – Dr Marc Sarzi, AOP

“The Hunt for Supermassive Black Holes: a Short History”

This highly topical talk by Dr Marc Sarzi, head of research at Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, is highly topical, not only because of the increasing number and variety of Black Holes being discovered, but because of the recent award of the Nobel Prize for physics to three astronomers working on the subject’

SYNOPSIS:

In this talk Dr Sarzi will describe the theoretical and observational milestones that lead to establishing the existence of supermassive black holes, and the award of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics.

Marc Sarzi graduated in Padua and did his PhD spending time both at the Asiago Observatory in Italy and the Max Plank Institute fur Astronomie in Heidelberg, working at the detection of supermassive black holes using Hubble Space Telescope observations. After his PhD he moved on to post-doctoral research assistant positions in Durham and Oxford, after which he moved to the University of Hertfordshire where he held both a STFC Rutherford research fellowship and a Public Engagement fellowship before finally moving two years ago at the Armagh Observatory & Planetarium as Head of Research.

LINKS:

Paul Evans is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Dr Marc Sarzi, AOP
Time: Oct 21, 2020 07:15 PM London

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82170360197?pwd=ZWpFakhBa2lPam80OWhTVVoycGErUT09

Meeting ID: 821 7036 0197
Passcode: 186232

YouTube Simulcast – non-interactive, goes live at 19:25

https://youtu.be/S0UmAntesfI

Please note Armagh Observatory & Planetarium is a registered charity and this talk is provided free of charge. Should you wish to support AOP in their work please follow this link to donate……..

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