7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center on the USU campus. (For directions, click here.)


 

Pablo Laguna,

professor and director, Center for Relativistic Astrophysics

Georgia Institute of Technology

 

"Black Holes!"

"If you could make a black hole out of the mass of the sun, it would be the size of Logan," says Pablo Laguna, professor of astrophysics and director of the Center for Relativistic Astrophysics at Georgia Tech.

Friday, Nov. 2nd, Laguna is featured speaker for Science Unwrapped. He speaks at 7 p.m. in the Emert Auditorium (Room 130) of the Eccles Science Learning Center. His talk is free and open to all ages.

"I'm going to give you all a thirty-second course in general relativity," says Laguna, who assures attendees that "black holes are simple," primarily characterized by their extreme gravitational pull, so strong that even light can't escape them.

"Just as we can identify a person by their hair," he says, "In my field, we like to say that black holes have just three hairs: mass, rotation, and charge."

Following Dr. Laguna's talk, Science Unwrapped attendees are invited to enjoy free refreshments and a variety of hands-on learning activities.

Join us for an "out-of-this-world" evening!