Conversations about the universe - part 3

In the third edition of ‘Conversations about the universe’, astrophysicist Norbert Werner and theoretical physicist Samuel Kováčik chose supermassive and microscopic black holes as their main theme. They will also discuss the presence of water on the illuminated part of the Moon and Norbert’s experiences while making observations in the SOFIA flying observatory.

12 Feb 2021 Václav Glos

Are you interested in astronomy and would you like to know something about the latest news and interesting topics in current research? Why not take a look at the new edition of the vidcast ‘Conversations about the universe’, prepared for you by the Department of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, Faculty of Science, MU.

The show features astrophysicist Norbert Werner and theoretical physicist Samuel Kováčik, who, in addition to world-class research, have been popularising the natural sciences for many years.

This month, while discussing the recently discovered presence of water on the illuminated part of the Moon, Norbert tells of his flight in a modified NASA Boeing 747 that houses a telescope with a 2.5 metre diameter mirror in its fuselage. As their main theme, they chose supermassive and microscopic black holes. These are objects that, on the one hand, no one predicted and whose observations bothered astrophysicists for many years, and on the other, objects whose existence had been speculated on for decades but had not yet been confirmed by a single measurement.

You will also be able to listen to the show on Spotify or Apple Podcasts in your Leader Podcast account (in Czech only).


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