Reinhard Genzel

  • black holes
  • Invisible supermass in our galaxy

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“The world-renowned galaxy researcher Reinhard Genzel is convinced that the general theory of relativity must be wrong at some point.

Using specially developed, extremely accurate infrared measuring equipment for telescopes, he and his team were able to detect a black hole – “Sagittarius A”, 27,000 light years away – in the middle of our Milky Way for the first time. The existence of such black holes had been formulated within Einstein’s general theory of relativity. In 2020, Genzel was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for this work.
Will Genzel use even more precise measurements to question this basic theory of physics in the future? And what will replace general relativity in his opinion?

Prof. Dr. Reinhard Genzel is Director at the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching and teaches at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich and the University of California.

Introduction: Prof. Dr. Thomas Henning, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Astronomy Heidelberg

In the framework of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

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