Lunch

Thursday 4 November 2021

12:30

Prof. Katherine Blundell

Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and Gresham Professor of Astronomy

Black holes: what the future holds

Black holes are not science fiction, they actually exist and they play an important role in how our Universe evolves. Professor Katherine Blundell joins us to describe how the quest to understand black holes can be used to make a difference to people here on Earth.

Prof. Katherine Blundell

Katherine is Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Oxford and Gresham Professor of Astronomy. Her research interests span the evolution of active galaxies and the launch and propagation of relativistic jets from near black holes. She established the world-wide Global Jet Watch observatories to further research investigations in Time-Domain Astronomy. She has published over 200 research papers in the specialist literature and books on Concepts in Thermal Physics, Energy for the Future, and Black Holes. Her awards include a Philip Leverhulme Prize in Astrophysics, the Royal Society’s Rosalind Franklin Medal, the Royal Astronomical Society’s Darwin Lectureship and the Institute of Physics Bragg Medal.