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From astrophysics to high-energy physics, from information theory to quantum gravity, black holes have acquired an ever increasing role in fundamental physics, and are now part of the terminology of many important branches of observational, theoretical, and mathematical physics.

The Black Holes Workshops gather researchers working on physical and mathematical problems of black holes, both in its classical and quantum aspects, as well as their connections to general relativity and gravitation, string theory, cosmology, and astrophysics, and stimulate the interaction between all these issues.

The eleventh edition of the Black Holes Workshop celebrates the 50th anniversary of the name Black Hole. In 1968, in a paper with the title "Our Universe: The known and the unknown" published in the American Scientist, Wheeler called one of its sections "The Black Hole". From here onward the term spreaded through all fields of knowledge and has been used an astronomical number of times. It is truly appropriate to celebrate this date in 2018, fifty years after.

Researchers on black holes in all their aspects are invited to participate. The workshop is organized by the Center for Astrophysics and Gravitation (CENTRA) and will be held at Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) in Lisbon, in December 17 and 18, 2018.

If you are interested in attending the workshop, please register and send an abstract before November 15th.


Organizing Commitee: Lorenzo Annulli, Laura Bernard, Vitor Cardoso, José Sande Lemos, Andrea Maselli, Christopher Moore, Rodrigo Vicente, Miguel Zilhão, Rita Sousa (secretary), Manuel Torrinha (sysadmin)

Scientific Commitee:  Vitor Cardoso, Carlos Herdeiro, José Sande Lemos, Filipe Mena, José Natário

Contacts:  Rita Sousa (rita.t.sousa@ist.utl.pt)

Venue: "Complexo Interdisciplinar", IST.

Poster: TBA

Previous editions:

BHW I (Porto)

BHW II (Lisbon)

BHW III (Minho)

BHW IV (Aveiro)

BHW V (Lisbon)

BHW VI (Minho)

BHW VII (Aveiro)

BHW VIII (Lisbon)

BHW IX (Minho)

BHW X (Aveiro)