First Session in New Spring 2022 Webinar Series
BH PIRE has launched a brand new series featuring the most current Sgr A* research and featuring women pioneering advances in the field.
The new series, A Deep Look Into the Black Hole in the Center of the Milky Way, brings four, one-hour webinars with opportunities for Q&A with researchers bringing major scientific advancments to our understanding of black holes and specifically the unique environment around Sgr A*.
Daryl Haggard, Associate Professor at McGill University, offered the first session, “Entering an Era of Black Hole Discovery.”
It’s been a fantastic decade for black hole studies, highlighted by the 2017 and 2020 Nobel Prizes in Physics. Multiple Galactic Center research groups, the Event Horizon Telescope, and LIGO/Virgo continue to bring rapid-fire new observations to sharpen our understanding of these exotic objects. Professor Haggard discusses Sgr A*’s unique variability alongside other time domain phenomena in the Galactic Center, traced out over more than 20 years of observations from coordinated multi-wavelength campaigns and compares these detailed studies of Sgr A* to equally impressive multi-wavelength observations of M87*. During the session she also explores how we can continue to push the frontiers of black hole research with existing and next-generation observatories.
Facilitator: Daryl Haggard, McGill University
Air date: Tuesday, January 18, 2022
This session is part of a monthly series. Subscribe and watch past webinars here:
BH PIRE Science Channel on YouTube