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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

General Relativity 3 - Who's Who in the Story of Black Holes
Speaker(s): Michael Burns
Abstract: An introduction to a few of the major scientists who applied Einstein's ideas to better understand the life cycle of various stars.
Learning Outcomes:
• How Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar resolved the paradox of the white dwarf star, and how Walter Baade and Fritz Zwicky described the dynamics of neutron stars.
• Yakov Zel'dovich develops the nuclear chain reaction that is the engine that keeps stars burning.
• The roles Robert J. Oppenheimer , John Wheeler, and Roger Penrose played in moving the concept of a black hole from a object of pure theory to a physical object in the universe.
Date: 01/08/2006 - 10:45 am
Collection: ISSYP Virtual
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