Meeting #5, 30 September at the UU, Academiegebouw

Location: Johanna Westerdijkkamer, Academiegebouw, Utrecht
Programme of the day:

10.30 - 11.00 Coffee/tea
11.00 - 11.10 Official opening by Stefan Vandoren (UU)
11.10 - 12.00 External speaker Swedish science writer Jonas Enander: "What do black holes teach us about earth?" (SLIDES)
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch
13.00 - 13.30 Heino Falcke and Michael Wondrak (RU) about Hawking radiation for non-black holes
13.30 - 14.00 Wim Walk (Nikhef) about all the new ET developments (SLIDES)
14.00 - 14.30 Beatrice Bonga (RU) about resonances with multiple black holes (SLIDES)
14.30 - 14.45 coffee break
14.45 - 15.15 Iris van Gemeren (UU) about “black holes letting their hair down”
15.15 - 15.45 Michiel van der Meulen (TNO) - Black holes and boreholes: exploring the unimaginable
15.45 - 16.00 Closing by Stefan
16.00 drinks!

The keynote by Jonas Enander is titled "What do black holes teach us about the Earth?"

Abstract: We live in the golden age of black hole astronomy. Results from e.g. EHT, LIGO and the Nobel prize awarded observations by Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel has shed new light on both supermassive and stellar mass black holes. But behind the recent scientific success lies a story not often told: how black holes play a role for our lives on Earth. In this talk Jonas Enander will use material from the archive of Karl Schwarzschild to discuss the relationship between black holes and the geosciences, as well as the link between black hole research and colonialism.