May 10 Kavli IPMU Public Lecture in Ito International Research Center, U-Tokyo

Kavli IPMU Public Lecture 
"Mysteries of Black holes and Neutrinos "

Kavli IPMU will present a public lecture in commemoration of becoming a member of Kavli institutes on 10May2012.
Advanced registration is required for a draw for the lecture tickets. Please see below for further information.


Kavli IPMU Public Lecture "Mysteries of Black holes and Neutrinos"

Date: May 10, 2012 (Thursday) 15:00 - (Doors open at 14:30)

 Venue: Ito International Research Center , Hongo Campus, The University of Tokyo

Capacity: 450

Admission: free (will be chosen in a drawing)

Audience: 13 years of age or above 

Drawing Registration information:
Please send email for the registration with your name, age※optional, email adress and number of tickets you requred.
Our email adress is  " koukai-kouza_at_ " (Please replase "_at_" with "@").
The registration commences 5Apr 2012 and closes 17:00 20Apr2011 and The result of the draw will be notified by email no later than 25Apr 2012.



Opening Remarks
  Fred Kavli  (President of the Kavli Foundation)
  Robert Conn (Director of the Kavli Foundation)
 "Are we born from neutrinos?"
     Hitoshi Murayama (Director of Kavli IPMU, TODIAS, The University of Tokyo)
Neutrinos are ghostlike. Trillions of them go through our body every second but we don't feel them.  And they are everywhere in the Universe.  There are about one billion neutrinos for each atom.  Given their sheer number, they may well have played very important roles in shaping our Universe.  For example, the oxygen and carbon we need were not formed if there weren’t for neutrinos.  Moreover, the Universe started with the Big Bang that produced the same amount of matter and anti-matter.  Neutrinos may have changed a little bit of anti-matter into matter, so that they did not all annihilate with each other and we could survive.   They may also have made the Universe as big as it is today.  I will also talk about a new experimental discovery this year about neutrinos.

"Black Holes: End of Time or a New Beginning?"
  Roger Blandford (Pehong and Adele Chen Director, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology)
Black holes are popularly associated with death and destruction.
However, their principal astrophysical purpose is now seen as regenerative and they play a major role in the formation and evolution of galaxies, stars and planets throughout the universe. In this talk I will summarize the reasons why we think that black holes can exist, should exist and actually do exist.
I will also describe some of their strange properties and their environmental impact on the universe at large.

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