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Café & Kosmos 10 May 2011

The Dark Traps of Space-time

3 May 2011

Black holes are probably the most exotic objects in astronomy: they are the most compact objects the Universe has to offer, they bend space and time and they hurl jets of matter out into the vastness of space at almost the speed of light. It is also interesting to consider the celestial objects associated with black holes: X-ray binaries, gamma-ray bursts, quasars and blazars. It is no wonder that they haunt the imaginations of science fiction authors. Black holes also play an important role in astrophysics; their influence on the formation and evolution of stars and galaxies has only become clear in recent decades. But can the existence of these extraordinary objects be explained?

This and other fascinating questions will be addressed during the next Café & Kosmos on Tuesday, 10 May 2011, at 19:00, by the astrophysicist Andreas Müller (Excellence Cluster Universe, & TUM), who has been studying black holes for many years.

The Café & Kosmos series of discussions is organised jointly by ESO, the Excellence Cluster Universe and the Max-Planck Institutes for Physics, Astrophysics and Extraterrestrial Physics. The discussions take place on the second Tuesday of each month at the Vereinsheim, in Munich (please note the change of day and venue, as of May 2011). After a brief introduction the scientists take questions from the audience and discuss current issues from the cosmos.

Please note that the Café & Kosmos events take place in German.

What: The Dark Traps of Space-time

When: 10 May 2011, 19:00 until approximately 20:30

Where: Vereinsheim, Occamstr. 8, 80802 München, near Münchener Freiheit

Admission is free.

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Contacts

Olivier Hainaut
ESO
Karl Schwarzschildstr. 2
85748 Garching bei München
Tel: +49 89 3200 6752
Email: ohainaut@eso.org

Barbara Wankerl
Excellence Cluster Universe
Boltzmannstr. 2
85748 Garching bei München
Tel: +49 89 35831 7105
Email: barbara.wankerl@universe-cluster.de

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