“At the Center of our Milky Way” with Reinhard Genzel


In the past 50 years, more and more findings suggested that Black Holes, which are located at the centers of galaxies, transform gravitational energy into radiation by accumulating gas and stars.

With the help of high resolution measurements in the infrared and radio range, the existence of a Black Hole at the centre of our Milky Way was confirmed and surprising evidence about its close surroundings were revealed. It became clear that most galaxies host massive Black Holes, which must have formed as early as 1 billion years after the Big Bang.

Nobel laureate Reinhard Genzel will give a talk on these new measurements and reveal insights into the formation of Black Holes in the early universe.

Where? Casino Anbau West, Campus Westend, Goethe University Frankfurt + online
When? 4 May 2022, 7 to 8.30 pm

Image: Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching

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