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Inward Bound: Discovering and Exploring the Milky Way's Black Hole

By Scott Tremaine Published 2019

On May 3, 2019, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor at the School of Natural Sciences, gave a lecture on the evidence for a supermassive black hole at the core of the Milky Way galaxy, denoted Sagittarius A*. The talk focuses on what we know, what we hope to learn, and the techniques being used to study this exotic object.

The talk is followed by a discussion moderated by Director and Leon Levy Professor Robbert Dijkgraaf with current Bezos Member Elena Murchikova and past Members Tim de Zeeuw, former Director General of the European Southern Observator, and Dimitrios Psaltis, Project Scientist for the Event Horizon Telescope project.