Black Holes for Beginners

With Prof Carolin Crawford

What really is a black hole?

Carolin Crawford, Professor of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, shares what astronomers are learning about the life of astrophysical black holes: how they are born in violent supernovae; how they can grow and accrete matter from their surroundings; how they interact and merge with other black holes; and the profound influence that a supermassive black hole can have on its host galaxy, and the wider environment beyond.

[image: NASA, CXC, M. Weiss]

Saturday 21 October
3pm – 4.15pm
Venue: Millennium Library, The Forum
Cost: Free, booking required
Age: 11+