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09/29/2021 - 09/29/2021 | Jena, Germany / Online

Noble Talks with Nobel Prize winner Reinhard Genzel: "A 40-Year Journey"

Together with Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel, we will travel to the black holes. The Nobel Prize winner will talk about his scientific journey of forty years as part of the virtual "Noble Talks" in Jena on September 29, starting at 4 p.m.

More than one hundred years ago, Albert Einstein published his Theory of General Relativity. One year later, Karl Schwarzschild solved the equations for a non-rotating, spherical mass distribution; if this mass is sufficiently compact, even light cannot escape from within the so-called event horizon, and there is a mass singularity at the center. The theoretical concept of a 'black hole' was born and was refined in the next decades by numerous scientific works.

Reinhard Genzel is today one of the world's leading researchers in the field of black holes. In 2020, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research. In his lecture "A 40-Year Journey" on September 29 in Jena, the scientist will discuss the forty year journey, which his colleagues and he have been undertaking to study the mass distribution in the Center of our Milky Way from ever more precise, long term studies of the motions of gas and stars as test particles of the space time. Following the lecture, guests are invited to address questions to Prof. Genzel.

The »Noble Talks« are organized in cooperation with the Beutenberg Campus Jena e.V. The event is supported by funds from the Carl Zeiss Foundation and this year takes place within the »Photonics Days Jena 2021«.

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09/29/2021 16:00 - 09/29/2021 17:00

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