Undisciplined: Gravity Falls

Jul 10, 2020

Credit Simon Tyran, creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en

Today on the program we’re talking about black holes — places in space where the pull of gravity is so strong that light can’t escape. But gravity is just one force at play in a black hole, and our guests say that if you want to understand black holes, gravity might not be the best place to start.

Garrett Goon is a post-doctoral researcher at Carnegie Mellon University’s High Energy Theory Group, where he has most recently landed after academic turns at Utrecht, Amsterdam, Penn and two separate stints at Cambridge. 

Riccardo Penco is an assistant professor of high energy physics theory, also at Carnegie Mellon University. His CV is also a who’s who of very impressive universities, with turns at Syracuse, Trieste, Penn and Columbia.