Kip S. Thorne, 2009 Brinson Lecturer
Kip Thorne, PhD is a professor at Caltech and the University of Chicago Brinson Lecturer. His research has focused on Einstein's general theory of relativity and on astrophysics, with emphasis on relativistic stars, black holes and especially gravitational waves.
2009 Brinson Lecture: "The Warped Side of the Universe: From the Big Bang to Black Holes"
Wednesday, October 21, 2009 @ 7:00 - 8:00 PM | Adler Planetarium - Universe Theater
Our Universe has a "warped side" -- objects and phenomena, like black holes and the big-bang, that are made not from matter, but rather from warped space and warped time. Thorne will describe this mysterious warped side and the quest to simulate it using supercomputers and observe it using gravitational waves.
This event is made possible by a generous gift from the Brinson Foundation to the University of Chicago.