Discover beginnings of black holes with virtual lecture
Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences will close its popular lecture series with an always interesting discussion in May. Co-sponsored by Museum of the Rockies and Hopa Mountain, the final virtual talk of the season is set for Wednesday, May 12th. “Mysterious Black Holes in Dwarf Galaxies” will begin at 7pm.
What can we learn about the origin of supermassive black holes from studying small galaxies? Dr. Amy Reines, Assistant Professor of Physics at MSU, will discuss how observations of little “dwarf” galaxies using world-class telescopes are being used to reveal the birth and growth of black holes that can reach masses upwards of a billion times the Sun’s mass.
The talk will be presented online via Zoom. Free and open to the public. Find Gallatin Valley Friends of the Sciences on Facebook to RSVP or visit www.gallatinscience.org for additional details and a streaming link. The nonprofit was established in 2017 to explore cutting edge science topics, their latest developments, and their relevance to society. •