Fireside Chat - Professor Derek Ward-Thompson

28th May
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Fireside Chat - Professor Derek Ward-Thompson 

“How to take a picture of a black hole”

Professor Derek Ward-Thompson is the Director of Jeremiah Horrocks Institute of Maths, Physics and Astronomy at the School of Physical Sciences and Computing at East Lancashire University. Derek is the Head of School for Physical Sciences and Computing and is research active within the area of astrophysics and is a member of the Stellar Astrophysics Research Group.

He will describe how, for the first time ever, we took an actual picture of a black hole – something that was thought to be in the realms of science fiction only a few years ago. This is because a black hole doesn’t emit any light or reflect any light. 

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