Skip to content
What's on

Black holes, alien life and the multiverse - an update

Public event

Location

Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

Overview

Join Martin Rees as he explores the latest updates on space research and whether we could be living in parallel universes.

Gravitational singularity of a black hole ©chal

The astronomer will share his excitement about recent cosmic ideas and discoveries. Since last festival there have been new searches for life (even intelligent life) in space. One of Einstein’s greatest predictions has been confirmed with the detection of gravitational waves from colliding back holes. Images of Pluto have surprised us, and astronomers have discovered thousands of planets orbiting other stars, some resembling Earth. And there is speculation that physical reality encompasses more than the aftermath of our big bang: we may inhabit a multiverse.

This event is part of a series of Royal Society events taking place at the 2016 Hay Festival of Literature and the Arts.

Attending this event

For all enquiries, please contact us.

Related events

  • Utterly amazing science

    Festival event

    29 May 2016

  • Utterly amazing science

    29 May 2016

    Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

    • Series: Festival event

    Discover the incredible world of science with Robert Winston as he talks about his award winning book Utterly Amazing Science.

  • The future of global health

    Festival event

    28 May 2016

  • The future of global health

    28 May 2016

    Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye, Wales

    • Series: Festival event

    Join Jeremy Farrar as he talks about what we have learnt from past epidemics and how we can ensure the world is more resilient to them in future.