Supermassive Black Holes: Uncovering the Invisible

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Leading scientists in observational and theoretical studies of black holes and galaxies, industrial experts in cutting-edge big technologies, and professionals in science dissemination have been brought together to set up research projects which will combine the latest state-of-the-art observations, numerical simulations and innovative analytic tools to compare theory with observations, and shed light on the physics of black hole formation in the context of galaxy evolution. This short documentary film presents the environments of the black holes in an impressive and understandable way to the audience.

Film Credits

Film Director: Theofanis Matsopoulos ( 
Script/Scientific Advisors: Prof. David Alexander, Dr. Cristina Ramos Almeida, Dr. Silvia Bonoli, Prof. Marcella Brusa, Prof. Klaus Dolag, Dr. Antonis Georgakakis, Prof. Andrea Lapi (BiD4BESt outreach and public engagement responsible), Nicolas Matsopoulos Msc, Prof Joop Schaye, Prof. Francesco Shankar, Prof. Carolin Villforth 
Narration: Gregory Patrick Karr 
Produced by: BiD4BEST, Big Data for Black Holes Evolution Studies, which is a consortium of: University of Southampton, University of Durham, Donostia International Physics Center, Università di Bologna, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics, National Observatory of Athens, SISSA, Intituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Leiden Observatory, University of Bath. 

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 860744. Credit: BiD4BEST/T. Matsopoulos

The documentary is also available as a planetarium show: please refer to the ESO website for the Full Dome version.