In the first event of the year of Astronomy on Tap in Leiden, Sera Markoff and Remo Tilanus will tell us about black holes and how they help us understand the Universe.
Sera Markoff is a professor at the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy at University of Amsterdam. She works at the interface of Astrophysics and Astroparticle Physics, and is interested in a variety of problems relating to the accretion process especially around black holes, both big and small.
Remo Tilanus is the Program Manager of ALLEGRO, the European ALMA Regional Center node at the Leiden Observatory, and the Scientific Program Manager of the Event Horizon mmVLBI camera: the first project to directly observe a black hole.
Astronomy on Tap features scientists and educators who speak of their passion for astronomy and research. Professional astronomers from the Leiden area hold informal presentations on a wide range of astronomical topics, every last Monday of the month at Grand Cafe De Burcht.