Wrapped World Of A Black Hole
Black holes are often depicted as giant monstrous vacuum cleaners of the universe — they suck everything and not even light can escape. This is true when matter approaches the boundary of a black hole, called the ‘event horizon’, it cannot escape. This is because black holes are singularities: Known laws of physics break down inside them.
What are black holes? Do they really exist? How do they form? How are they related to stars? What would happen if you fell into one? How do you see a black hole if they emit no light? Can a black hole also be a wormhole or a time machine? Join us on this journey as we explore the concepts behind black holes.
The course consists of 2 sessions and is offered in English.
Each session would be of 45-50 minutes.
Recommended Age Group: 10 years onwards
Price of Course: Rs 600
Black Hole - 1
Definition, Formation and Types
In this session, you will become familiar with the basic structure of a black hole, learn the terminology used to describe them, and explore the history of black hole physics. You will also explore the various sizes of black holes and their measurable properties.
Black Hole - 2
Eureka! Photographed for the First Time
For the first time ever, humanity has photographed one of these elusive cosmic beasts, shining a light on an exotic space-time realm that had long been beyond our ken. In this session, you'll be delving deep to understand how this image was taken and what it shows.
Meet Your Trainer
Srijan Pal Singh
India's #1 Science Author and Former Advisor to Dr. Kalam
Srijan Pal Singh is an author, education innovator, futurist and social entrepreneur. He studied in La Martiniere College and then completed his Engineering and further went to the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad to study management. He was awarded the Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder Student of the 2009 batch at IIM-A and was also the President of the Student’s Council there.
He served as Officer on Special Duty and Advisor (Technology and Policy) at the Office of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam where he worked as a close aide to the former president on various consulting works. Some of the projects include Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas (PURA), Kalam-NSS, USA Initiative for Space-based Solar Power, Projects on Koodanakulum Nuclear Plant, Neutrinos, Development Plans for various governments across India, Russia, Maldives, Canada and UAE.
He has interacted with leading institutions of the world for addresses/research and delegate visits including, FermiLab (Chicago), UKCA Yorkshire, CERN (Switzerland), Boulby Underground Dark Matter Laboratory, Harvard University (USA), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Boston University, Kentucky University, Sydney University, University of Edinburgh, St Gallen's University (Switzerland), Beijing University, HBS, DRDO, BrahMos Missile Project, Toyota Motors (Georgetown), George Washington University, Mahindra, NITI Aayog, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT Madras, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta and many other leading institutions across the world. He has been a host to several Nobel Laureates and Astronauts in his shows.