Image of black hole from the NASA website
This is your chance to be in the same room with one of the greatest minds on the planet.
Professor Stephen Hawking will be discussing using a black hole as a door to a different universe on Wednesday, April 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM at the Beckman Auditorium at the California Institute of Technology. Caltech is located at 332 South Michigan Avenue in Pasadena.
This event is free. No reservations are required. We would recommend getting there EARLY to get one of the 500 coveted seats in the auditorium that will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis. This talk will be geared as much as possible for a general audience.
The black hole is one of the most interesting phenomema in the universe. The theories associated with the black hole’s ability to warp time have led some to believe that through black holes, one can travel back and forth in time. CLICK HERE to listen to a great segment from This American Life for a great story that revolves around black holes.
More about Stephen Hawking from the Caltech website:
Stephen Hawking holds the Lucasian Professorship at Cambridge University (the professorship once held by Sir Isaac Newton) and is the Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar at Caltech. For the past 45 years he has been a world leader in research on black holes, the birth of the universe, and the nature of space, time, and gravity.
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