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The dark universe

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20 May 2019




21:00 (more or less) 

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Le Cheval Marin

Quai aux Briques 90, 1000 Bruxelles

No wheelchair access






If “dark universe” makes you think about terrible aliens and people wearing tights, you need to grab a beer and join us to discover… nothing of that stuff is real, sorry. In the first night of Atoms to Galaxies we are going to explore the darkest and the deepest secrets of our universe trying to answer the questions: why dark matter…Matters? And mostly, if I throw a waffle in a black hole, where does it go​?

Unveiling the dark side of the Universe

Yoann Genolini

Post Doctoral Researcher

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Despite tremendous efforts of the scientific community, most of the Universe content still evades us. Part of it is made of a new form of matter, dubbed Dark Matter, which is actively investigated. I will review some of the astrophysical observations that unveil its properties, and present the current status and hopes of this quest.

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How do black holes store information?

Wout Merbis

Dr in Theoretical Physics

Université Libre de Bruxelles

Black holes are regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing can escape, not even light. Anything that falls into the black hole is irretrievably lost to the outside world. When we look at the black hole from a distance it only has a few characteristics; it has mass and it can rotate, but it doesn't seem to have any other properties. So a big question in black hole physics is: what happens to the information of all the things that fell into the black hole? Does it ever get out? If you throw a book into a black hole, could you ever be able to read it again? Are black holes big cosmic information erasers? Find out more in this talk!

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