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

On May 3, 2019, Scott Tremaine, Richard Black Professor in the IAS 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 panel discussion with Tremaine, EHT Project Scientist Dimitrios Psaltis, Tim de Zeeuw of the European Southern Observatory, and current Member Elena Murchikova, moderated by Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor.