THE FIRST BLACK HOLES OF THE UNIVERSE - CONFERENCE POSTPONED


The conference of 23 January with Edwige Pezzulli
"THE FIRST BLACK HOLES OF THE UNIVERSE"
HAS BEEN POSTPONED
IN THE NEXT DAYS WE WILL PUBLISH THE NEW DATE!



It all started with the  Big Bang, nearly 14 billion years ago: after a mere handful of hundreds of millions years, in a very young universe the first stars formed and as a result the galaxies started twinkling. Thanks to more advanced telescopes and to observations in the various electromagnetic bands, we now know that many of these early galaxies have black holes with masses billions of times the Sun’s. Growth processes  require time for them to reach that size, and the primordial blackholes had little time. The discovery of these black holes has raised a key question for modern astrophysics: how did such big black holes in such a short time? And how will future detectors contribute to our understanding of these gigantic black holes?

author

Edwige Pezzulli

Astrophysicist and Populariser, 2019 GiovedìScienza Prize

Edwige Pezzulli

After graduating, Pezzulli was awarded a  doctorate in Astrophysics at the University La Sapienza in Rome, specializing in the theory of the formation of black holes at the centre of the oldest galaxies of the Universe. She is involved in science popularisation, cooperates with the Italian Radio and television and has co-authored of the book "Apri gli occhi al cielo" (Mondadori). She was awarded the 2019 Premio GiovedìScienza for young researchers.