Royal Institution Public Talk - Carlo Rovelli explores white holes

Royal Institution Public Talk - Carlo Rovelli explores white holes

Friday 27th October 2023 from 19:20pm to 20:50pm

The Royal Institution
21 Albermarle Street, London, London, W1S 4BS

Embark on an extraordinary journey with beloved physicist Carlo Rovelli as he delves into the enigmatic depths of a black hole. Step beyond its event horizon and descend into the infinite abyss, where geometry folds and equations tighten around us. Witness the remnants of a star, dense and distant, as we plummet further into the unknown. And at last, behold the birth of a white hole, where time and space cease to exist.

In this October Discourse Carlo will unveil the mysteries of these cosmic phenomena and share the ongoing adventure of his explorations of astrophysics, with a touch of magic and sense of wonder along the way.

Renowned for his groundbreaking research in quantum gravity and his contributions to loop quantum gravity, a theoretical framework that seeks to reconcile general relativity and quantum mechanics, Carlo will unveil the uncertainty and exhilaration of venturing into uncharted territory.

Carlo has authored several highly influential scientific papers on loop quantum gravity, and has written several popular books that bring his research to the wider public. His book “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” became an international bestseller, introducing readers to key concepts of modern physics.

So, don’t miss this rare opportunity to spend a special evening with a scientific legend of our age, and to glimpse the edges of scientific understanding, witnessing the extraordinary life of a white hole.

Join us for a rare opportunity to glimpse the edges of scientific understanding and witness the extraordinary life of a white hole.

Copies of Carlo’s latest book ‘White Holes: Inside the Horizon’ is available to purchase after the event.

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Please note that this has already taken place on 27/10/2023

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