Encountering Black Holes: Art and Science at the Edge of Astrophysics

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Join the Center for Engaged Storycraft for an evening exploring black holes with Dr. Manuela Campanelli, RIT Distinguished Professor of Astrophysics and Director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation, and our special invited guest, Dr. Peter L. Galison, Harvard University's Joseph Pellegrino Professor of the History of Science and Physics and Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments.

Peter Galison will appear on the live webinar, joining Manuela Campanelli in discussing recent research into black holes, and his experience drawing on art, science, and technological expertise, in combination, as evident in his new film, Black Holes: The Edge of All We Know. Their webinar presentations will be followed by a brief Q&A with both panelists. Immediately following the webinar, there will be a live screening of his film, for those registered for in-person attendance. Remote audience members will be able to view the film on-demand, via their own device. Free access to the film will be provided to all RIT network members f(or 24 hours from the event start), while other audience members can pay an on-demand fee to view it on AppleTV.

The live webinar of their presentations and a Q&A session is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is required. The webinar will be live-captioned and the film is captioned. There will also be ASL interpreting for our live audience at the Magic Spell Studios on the RIT campus.

Click on the “Register Now:” button on the top right corner of this page to register for either the in-person or remote viewing of this event. **Note: Remote viewing of the webinar and film are still available for registration, but all in-person seats at the live screening on campus have been filled to capacity.**

More information and resources related to this event can be found on the Center for Engaged Storycraft web site at: www.rit.edu/cla/ces

Laura Shackelford
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When and Where
April 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Room/Location: 2180/2020/2060

Open to the Public

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