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Black Holes

21 November @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

All welcome | Free to attend | First come, first served at the door

What are black holes, why are physicists so sure they exist, and how did we come to know about them? Can we know, or at least imagine, what happens inside a black hole? The science of black holes has long inspired science fiction writers, but might science fiction help us understand science fact? We discuss black holes, philosophy, and the long-standing and productive relationship between science and sci-fi.

Speakers
Stephen Baxter, Author of Xeelee: Vengeance, Obelisk, the Long Earth series with Terry Prachett, and the Time Odyssey series with Arthur C. Clarke
Amelie Saintonge, Associate Professor of Astrophysics, UCL
Karim Thébault, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Science, University of Bristol

Chair
Jonathan Birch, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LSE

In conjunction with the Forum for Philosophy

Quick accessibility map here. Full access information for Clement House is available here. Hong Theatre has step-free access, wheelchair space, and hearing loop system. Image of theatre here.

Details

Date:
21 November
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
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Venue

Hong Kong Theatre, LSE
Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London,WC2B 4JFUnited Kingdom
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Details

Date:
21 November
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Hong Kong Theatre, LSE
Clement House, 99 Aldwych
London,WC2B 4JFUnited Kingdom
+ Google Map

Accessibility

The BSPS Ordinary Meetings and Lectures are held on the 2nd floor of the Lakatos Building (LAK) at the London School of Economics, which is an accessible building with stair-free access. See the LSE Accessibility Map for more information about accessibility at the School more generally.