“The eternal mystery
of the world is its

Albert Einstein


by Janna Levin

Songs from Space: Black Holes and the Big Bang in Audio

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 23, 2009, 8:00 PM
Location: Lerner Hall, Columbia University

Price: free and open to the public

Black holes may be heard but not seen. Black hole motions play out a song on space itself, causing space to ring like a drum. Since our ears are unable to catch their songs, the gravitational waves pass through us unnoticed. Monumental experiments on Earth and planned for space aim to record the sounds of space for the first time, turning on the soundtrack to the Universe.

Please download the Public Lecture poster here