WHEN:   January 9, 2017 @ 19:30 – 20:45
WHERE:  Westwood Hotel, Dangan, Galway

Martin Topinka works at DIAS as an astronomer focusing to gamma-ray bursts and other transients, applying machine learning to classify objects in sky surveys. He is also is a software developer on the Mid Infrared Instrument (MIRI) of the JWST, (James Webb Space Telescope). In this talk he will shed light on the black hole phenomenon. Together with the audience, he will review the theoretical concept of the idea of a black hole and related major discoveries, and will trace the final journey of a brave astronaut falling into a black hole and highlight various relativistic effects that would allow “crazy” things such as time travelling to happen.