WATCH: Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space

In her talk, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space, Dr Janna Levin talked about the discovery of gravitational waves and its implications for our understanding of the Universe.

Dr Levin spoke at a joint Carlton Connect DICE and Faculty of Science Dean’s Lecture, in partnership with Auckland Writer’s Festival.

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Credits:

  1. Book jacket, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space. Credit: Janna Levin, Knopf, 2016.
  2. LIGO Gravitational Wave Chirp animation. Credit: LIGO Scientific Collaboration; National Science Foundation. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QyDcTbR-kEA
  3. The Milky Way over the 1.54-metre Danish Telescope at La Silla. Credit: ESO/Z. Bardon (www.bardon.cz)/ProjectSoft (www.projectsoft.cz)
  4. Section from “The Known Universe”: American Museum of Natural History in New York; The Rubin Museum. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U
  5. A Flight Through the Universe, by the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. Credit: Miguel Aragon, Johns Hopkins University; Mark Subbarao, Adler Planetarium; Alex Szalay, Johns Hopkins University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08LBltePDZw
  6. Credit: Janna Levin.
  7. Section from music video for Upside Down & Inside Out. Credit: OK Go; Damian Kulash Jr.; Trish Sie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWGJA9i18Co
  8. Animation from Science Bulletins: Gravity-Making Waves. Credit: American Museum of Natural History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=838BibFNlRM
  9. Animation of the Earth in orbit around a black hole. Credit: Andrew Hamilton, University of Colorado Boulder. http://jila.colorado.edu/~ajsh/insidebh/lensearth_640x480.gif
  10. Journey into a Schwarzschild black hole (plain). Credit: Andrew Hamilton, University of Colorado Boulder. https://vimeo.com/8818891
  11. Journey into a Schwarzschild black hole (plain). Credit: Andrew Hamilton, University of Colorado Boulder. https://vimeo.com/8818891
  12. Animation from Science Bulletins: Gravity-Making Waves. Credit: American Museum of Natural History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=838BibFNlRM
  13. Interferometer Animation from Science Bulletins: Gravity-Making Waves. Credit: American Museum of Natural History. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=838BibFNlRM
  14. Crab Supernova explosion. Credit: ESA/Hubble (M. Kornmesser & L. L. Christensen). http://www.spacetelescope.org/videos/heic0515a/
  15. Artist’s impression. Credit: ESO/L. Calçada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8eSSLeHZUVY
  16. Active galaxy Hercules A: Visible & Radio Comparison. Credit: NASA, ESA, and Z. Levay, F. Summers, G. Bacon, T. Davis, and L. Frattare (Viz 3D Team/STScI). http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/30680
  17. Numerical simulation of a black hole collision. NASA/Goddard Numerical Relativity Group. Animation: Chris Henze, NASA Ames. https://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/details.cgi?aid=11086
  18. Numerical simulation of Black hole collision. Credit: Aftab Khan and Janna Levin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esdzw8XETJM
  19. Numerical simulation of Black hole collision. Aftab Khan and Janna Levin. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvtthizaJI
  20. Section from Einstein’s Messengers, LIGO Documentary. Credit: National Science Foundation. http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/mmg_disp.jsp?med_id=58443&from=vid.htm
  21. Car crash. Credit: Richard McCarthy, LIGO. http://www.ligo-wa.caltech.edu/~richard.mccarthy/WebpagePics/DalePics/CrashSideView.jpg
  22. Experimentalists on site. LIGO, NSF. https://www.advancedligo.mit.edu/graphics/DSC_7879_v2.jpg
  23. Two Black Holes Merge into One. LIGO Lab Caltech, MIT, Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Project. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_88S8DWbcU
  24. LIGO Gravitational Wave chirp (LIGO, NSF)
  25. Hubble Ultra Deep Field 3-D Fly-Thru. Credit: NASA, ESA, F. Summers, Z. Levay, L. Frattare, B. Mobasher, A. Koekemoer and the HUDF Team (STScI). http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2004/28/video/b/
  26. Book jacket, Black Hole Blues and Other Songs from Outer Space. Credit: Janna Levin, Knopf, 2016.