The UCLA Chancellor’s Society in partnership with the Northern California Regional Chancellor’s Society committee invite you to an exclusive presentation featuring Andrea Ghez, 2020 Nobel Prize Winner and Professor of Physics & Astronomy.
From the Possibility to the Certainty of a Supermassive Black Hole
Through the capture and analysis of twenty years of high-resolution imaging, the UCLA Galactic Center Group has moved the case for a supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy from a possibility to a certainty. This was made possible with the first measurements of stellar orbits around a galactic nucleus. Further advances in state-of-the-art of high-resolution imaging technology on the world’s largest telescopes have greatly expanded the power of using stellar orbits to study black holes. This work is providing insight into how black holes grow and the role that they play in regulating the growth of their host galaxies. New measurements of stellar orbits at the Galactic Center hold the promise of improving our understanding of gravity through the tests of Einstein Theory of General Relativity in an unexplored regime.
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