John Regan: The first black holes in the universe

04 July 2023 18:10 - 18:30 The Royal Society Free
Black Hole

This event is part of the Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition 2023.

Supermassive black holes sit at the centre of massive galaxies. The most massive black holes are more than 10 billion times the mass of the Sun. However, no one knows where they come from. The leading theories suggest that these super massive black holes are born in the early Universe less than 500 million years after the Big Bang. The early Universe was very different to today's Universe and it is possible that in the early days of the Universe black hole creation was commonplace with massive black holes created relatively frequently.

In this talk, Dr John Regan (Royal Society - SFI University Research Fellow, Maynooth University, Ireland) will guide us to understand how these objects form and grow over cosmic time.


Attending the event

This talk will be held in the Kohn Centre on Tuesday 4 July 2023, 6.10pm — 6.30pm.

  • Free to attend
  • In person only
  • No registration required
  • Suitable for 18+
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  • Food and drink will be available for purchase at our onsite café

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