The first source for video clips about black holes, gravitational waves and cosmic strings

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Scienceface.org: Watch the whole story of black holes in a series of 15 short interviews with famous scientists from all over the world, for whom black holes are their work and their passion.

Black holes: no phenomenon is stranger, no reality less tangible. Einstein rejected them, astronomers tried to ignore them. But today black holes are a fundamental part of the way scientists understand our universe. Scienceface.org gives you the whole picture.

Find out what black holes are and how astronomers observe them. Learn how physicists "experiment" with them using the world's fastest supercomputers, how astronomers hope to listen to black holes directly using huge gravitational wave detectors and why scientists no longer have Einstein's doubts about black holes.

Your interviewer is Annalie Schutz, a young musician with a curiosity about black holes. She travels the world to catch the experts, tracking them down in Sydney, Edinburgh, Munich, and Berlin.

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Preview: Black holes - the (w)hole story

Cliff Will:
Black holes - the (w)hole story

In this episode Prof. Cliff Will takes us into the world of black hole science.

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Preview: The warped side of the universe

Kip Thorne:
The warped side of the universe

Kip is the man to talk with when it comes to black holes, gravitational waves, cosmic strings and a funny thing to travel with: ...

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Preview: The giant black hole in the Milky Way

Reinhard Genzel:
The giant black hole in the Milky Way

In this episode, Reinhard Genzel tells us how he discovered the massive black hole in our own galaxy.

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Preview: The lives of galaxies

Reinhard Genzel:
The lives of galaxies

Part 2

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Preview: How to discover a black hole

Reinhard Genzel:
How to discover a black hole

Part 3

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Preview: Black holes are everywhere

Guenther Hasinger:
Black holes are everywhere

G√ľnther Hasinger has studied black holes that form from stars and the much bigger black holes in the centers of galaxies, just ...

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Preview: Experimenting with black holes

Joan Centrella:
Experimenting with black holes

Dr. Joan Centrella "creates" black holes on mighty computer clusters.

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Preview: Edward Seidel: Teaming up to study black holes

Edward Seidel:
Edward Seidel: Teaming up to study black holes

Ed Seidel tells Annalie about the links between black hole research and supercomputing - and that science is absolute teamwork ...

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Preview: Black hole science and the web browser

Edward Seidel:
Black hole science and the web browser

Perhaps the internet would be nothing without a browser. Believe it or not: the black hole research gave us the web browser. Ed ...

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Preview: Black holes in everyday life

Edward Seidel:
Black holes in everyday life

What influence have black hole research in our daily life? This question is answered by Ed Seidel, NSF.

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Preview: Supernova in D

Christian Ott:
Supernova in D

Join Christian Ott for a look into the heart of an exploding star - a supernova. An In the music of the spheres this supernova ...

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Preview: How can we hear black holes collide?

Badri Krishnan:
How can we hear black holes collide?

Badri Krishnan works at the Albert Einstein Institute in Potsdam. In his conversation with Annalie he explains how they used ...

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Preview: Why a black hole is kicked out its galaxy

Stefanie Komossa:
Why a black hole is kicked out its galaxy

Dr Stefanie Komossa from the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics in Garching has discovered that black holes are ...

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Preview: Videos of the talks are now available

Kerr-Conference:
Videos of the talks are now available

See the clips here

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