Space Awe

Room 4
20:40 - 21:40

Talk (60 min)

In this session, we will project 3-4 photos of space to generate awe and to bring our understanding of the beauty of the Universe to a deeper meaning. I envision showing photos of deep fields with tens of thousands of galaxies by the new NASA space telescope; a picture of the Earth taken from the orbit of Saturn; an image of our closest galaxy, and a photo of the black hole at the center of it.

In addition, I would like to have an interactive moment by filming the public and showing their image as processed with a code that was developed at Harvard to reproduce the visual effect of the presence of a supermassive black hole.

Fabio Pacucci

Dr. Fabio Pacucci is an Astrophysicist at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, where he holds the Clay and BHI Fellowships. Fabio’s research focuses on “all things black holes.” He is also a science educator for TED and a regular writer for Scientific American.