Monday 14 December 2020, 3.45pm to 4.45pm GMT
Join Oxford University's Professor Roger Davies (Christ's 1975) as he explains how the 2020 recipients of the Nobel Prize for Physics (which included Oxford mathematician Sir Roger Penrose) showed that black holes were predicted by Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity and how they were able to demonstrate the existence of such a super-massive black hole at the heart of our own galaxy. The first test of General Relativity was made by measuring the deflection of light during the 1919 solar eclipse. During the talk a total solar eclipse will cross Chile and Argentina and participants should be able to watch it via a live stream online, along with the presentation.
This talk is part of the Oxford and Cambridge Universities Alumni Travel programme and is organised by Last Frontiers, our tour operator partner for Latin America.
3.45pm - Welcome from Ed Paine, Last Frontiers, Claire Baxter and Kate Suares, Cambridge and Oxford Alumni Offices
3.55pm - Talk from Professor Davies
4.30pm - Q&A with Professor Davies, facilitated by Ed Paine
4.45pm - Finish
Please note, this event will be recorded.
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