The OLLI at UNT Podcast gives a deeper look into the professional and personal lives of various members of our community. In each episode, host Susan Supak showcases her talent for bringing out interesting facts about fellow members and faculty who volunteer to teach their courses.
In this podcast episode, Susan discusses some of the latest developments in astrophysics with Dr. Ohad Shemmer, Associate Professor in UNT's Physics Department. Last year, Dr. Shemmer and his colleagues reported their discovery of the oldest black hole known to astronomers. Susan begins their conversation by asking Dr. Shemmer to clarify the various terms used to describe the study of our universe. Next, he provides a definition of black holes that helps to explain how scientists are able to detect them across vast distances. Professor Shemmer goes on to describe quasars and how they are related to black holes. Finally, he and Susan discuss the importance of recent discoveries in these fields, most importantly, how they allow scientists to better understand the history of our universe.
Stream the podcast episode at: https://soundcloud.com/ollipod/episode-51-the-search-for-black-holes-and...
This interview was recorded on July 22, 2020.
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