What Are Black Holes and How to Observe Them?
In this talk, we get familiar with the concept of curved spacetime in the theory of general relativity. We discuss the life cycles of stars and the formation of black holes and other compact objects. Ultimately, we explore possible direct and indirect ways to observe black holes. The audience will learn about recent scientific megaprojects, such as LIGO-Virgo and other gravitational wave observatories, as well as the very first image taken from a black hole by the Event Horizon Telescope (ETH).