Wed 25th May 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Category: Monthly Society Meetings
Imaging Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope
Dr Ziri Younsi
Dr Ziri Younsi is currently a UKRI Stephen Hawking Fellow in the Department of Space and Climate Physics at University College London. He gained his PhD in Astrophysics at UCL in 2014, then became a post-doctoral Fellow in the Black Hole Imaging Project, based in the Goethe Universität Frankfurt, Germany.
His research was concerned primarily with calculating and analysing the emission of radiation from matter in the vicinity of compact objects, in particular black holes. Our present knowledge of black holes is inferred through radiation emitted from extremely hot material falling into the event horizon. Whilst direct imaging of a black hole is impossible since light cannot escape the event horizon, by studying its gravitational influence on nearby matter and radiation we can infer its properties.
The meeting will start at 7:45pm and doors will open from 7:30pm.