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Riding the Tide on Black Holes

  • Mississauga Central Library 301 Burnhamthorpe Road East Mississauga, ON, L4Z 1C7 Canada (map)

Royal Canadian Institute Meeting in Mississauga

Eric Poisson, BSc, MSc, Ph.D, Department of Physics, University of Guelph

General relativity, Einstein’s greatest scientific achievement is turning 100 this year.   The speaker will describe how a companion body can raise a tide on a black hole, much as the Moon raises a tide on Earth and what consequences this can have on the motion of the two-body system.

Eric Poisson is an award-winning physicist specializing in black holes and gravitational waves. In 2006, he won the Canadian Association of Physics Herzberg Medal for outstanding achievement by a physicist aged 40 or less.

This talk is co-sponsored by the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada — Mississauga Centre


Parking under the library is free after 6 p.m. Enter via the ramp accessed from the southbound lane on Duke of York Boulevard between City Centre Drive and Burnhamthorpe Road.