Black Holes and Wormholes: Concepts and Misconceptions

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research

131 Garran Road

Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2603

Australia

View Map

Event description

Description

What are those exotic entities in the universe called black holes and wormholes? They are predictions of Einstein's General Theory of Relativity but are still wrapped in mystery.

In this lecture, the concepts behind black holes and wormholes will be explained and some of the misconceptions surrounding them dissolved.

Dr Peter J Riggs is a physicist and a philosopher of science at The Australian National University. He is a leading researcher on the nature of time and the foundations of physics. Dr Riggs' books include: Quantum Causality (Springer Academic, 2009) and Whys and Ways of Science (Melbourne University Press, 1992).

Date and Time

Location

Finkel Theatre, John Curtin School of Medical Research

131 Garran Road

Australian National University

Acton, ACT 2603

Australia

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved