On Monday, November 9, the first lecture of the School's Academy of Thinking this school year took place. The topic of the lecture was the latest research into black holes for which Roger Penrose, Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez won this year's Nobel Prize in Physics. The recipients of the lecture were students from grades II and III of advanced levels in physics and geography.
The lecture was given by prof. UAM dr hab. Anna Marciniak - astronomer from the University of Poznań.
At the beginning of the lecture, the professor introduced us to the profiles of the physicists who received this year's Nobel Prize and then presented the results of their research. During the lecture, we learned, among other things, that Einstein's general theory of relativity directly implies the existence and formation of black holes in the universe and that Roger Penrose did it thanks to a mathematical model he developed.