Black Holes

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

6.30-8pm, Wednesday 21 November 2018
Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House
London School of Economics and Political Science
99 Aldwych
London WC2B 4JF

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.

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

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

In conjunction with the Forum for Philosophy

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