Black Holes and Wormholes: Concepts and Misconceptions

Black Holes and Wormholes: Concepts and Misconceptions

Date & time: 6pm 2 October 2019, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research
Speakers: Dr Peter J Riggs

What are those exotic entities in the universe called black holes and wormholes? They are predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity but are still wrapped in mystery.

In this lecture, the concepts behind black holes and wormholes will be explained and some of the misconceptions surrounding them dissolved.

Dr Peter J Riggs is a physicist and a philosopher of science at The Australian National University. He is a leading researcher on the nature of time and the foundations of physics. Dr Riggs' books include: Quantum Causality (Springer Academic, 2009) and Whys and Ways of Science (Melbourne University Press, 1992).


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