Abstract: In April this year, the Event Horizon Telescope produced the first stunning image of the 'shadow' of a black hole. This technique was based on combining the light from a network of telescopes spanning the globe. In this talk, Professor Matt Jarvis will discuss why black holes are fundamental to understanding the cosmos, and the ground-breaking techniques used to generate this spectacular image.
About the Flash Talks Series:
Flash talks are 15-20 minute talks from St Cross members, taking place every Wednesday from 12:00. Guests are then invited to have lunch with the speaker in hall (lunch payable at usual prices). If you would like to give your own flash talk, you can apply here.