Do you see that?
The black hole....
You can see it?
I see its shadow....
AHHHH, SAVE ME!!
Topics for our 1st podcast, Black holes are everywhere
Introduction to the Podcast and it's Founders Find out more by visiting about the theory girls.
We will have three main types of episodes: pop-sci, journal article discussions, and interviews.
What is a Black Hole? For a simple explanation, please visit this article that is part of the NASA Knows! series.
The Science behind Science Fiction Dive into the science behind the movie Interstellar with Kip Thorne in this Scientific American article.
Black Holes at the Center of Galaxies There is strong evidence to support that black holes are at the center of nearly all large galaxies, including our own. Find out more here.
Einstein Wrote a Paper Against the Formation of Black Holes Find out more in "The Reluctant Father of Black Holes", an article in the Scientific American.
Black Hole Detection
Karl Schwarzschild This man found the first black hole solution to Einstein's field equations under extraordinarily challenging circumstances. Read Karl Schwarzschild's biography in the Abraham Zelmanov Journal.
Wormholes Find out more in this Scientific American article, "FOLLOW-UP: What exactly is a 'wormhole'? Have wormholes been proven to exist or are they still theoretical?".
"Nearby" Black Holes Find the black hole closest to us, V616 Monocerotis, on this black hole sky map. Read about the supermassive black hole at the center of our galaxy, the Milky Way, in an article by the UCLA Galactic Center Group.
Hawking Radiation For an excellent overview of the science behind Hawking radiation see this this video by PBS space time.
If you are looking for a good introductory level book that covers many these topics, you may want to check out Stephen Hawking's book A Briefer History of Time.
Brought to you by the six founding members of Theory Girls:
Erin Blauvelt, Delilah Gates, Laura Johnson, S. N. Hazel Mak, Shruti Paranjape, and Klaountia Pasmatsiou.
Image credit for EHT image (obtained from wiki)- first ever image of a black hole captured by the Event Horizon Telescope The image has been altered to be placed on a larger black background. Creative Commons License - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/deed.en