Join us for an exclusive screening of Black Holes | The Edge of All We Know, introduced by our Director of Sciences Prof. Janna Levin, who is featured in the film, in conversation with the filmmaker Peter Galison. Galison’s fourth feature documentary, The Edge of All We Know, focuses on the quest to understand the most mysterious objects in the universe, black holes.
What can black holes teach us about the boundaries of knowledge? These holes in spacetime are the darkest objects and the brightest—the simplest and the most complex. With unprecedented access, Black Holes | The Edge of All We Know follows two powerhouse collaborations. Stephen Hawking anchors one, striving to show that black holes do not annihilate the past. Another group, working in the world’s highest altitude observatories, creates an earth-sized telescope to capture the first-ever image of a black hole. Interwoven with other dimensions of exploring black holes, these stories bring us to the pinnacle of humanity’s quest to understand the universe.
Register to watch the film and conversation. Attendees will be sent instructions and a password to access the program, available to watch starting at 7pm ET on April 22 through to 7pm ET on April 23.
Peter Galison is a renowned author, physicist, and filmmaker with a long-standing interest exploring the intersection between film and science. Galison is a professor of the History of Science and of Physics at Harvard University, the incoming director of the Black Hole Initiative and a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. He is also the Director and Producer of the new documentary Black Holes | The Edge of All We Know, now available on AppleTV and Google Play.
Janna Levin is the Director of Sciences at Pioneer Works and Editor-in-Chief of the Broadcast. She is a professor of physics and astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University. She is a Guggenheim fellow, a recipient of a PEN prize, and the presenter of the NOVA feature Black Hole Apocalypse, aired on PBS—the first female presenter for NOVA in 35 years. Her most recent book is Black Hole Survival Guide.
The Pioneer Works Broadcast is supported in part by Science Sandbox, a Simons Foundation initiative dedicated to engaging everyone with the process of science, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Program in Public Understanding of Science and Technology, bridging the two cultures of science and the arts.