PAIR cordially invites you to our Distinguished Lecture on 9 February 2023 (Thursday) at 4:00pm-5:30pm (HKT) via Zoom. The lecture “A 40-Year Journey” will be delivered by Prof. Reinhard GENZEL, Director and Scientific Member of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching, Germany.
Professor Genzel received the 2020 Nobel Prize in Physics together with British mathematical physicist Roger Penrose and American astronomer Andrea Ghez, for the discovery of a supermassive compact object at the centre of the Milky Way galaxy. In this lecture, Professor Genzel will discuss the forty-year journey, which his colleagues and himself have been undertaking to study the mass distribution in the centre of the Milky Way from ever more precise, long-term studies of the motions of gas and stars as test particles of the space time. These studies show the existence of a four million solar mass object, which must be a single massive black hole, beyond any reasonable doubt.
Don’t miss the chance to learn from distinguished astrophysicist!