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XI Black Holes Workshop at IST

Dec. 12, 2018

XI Black Holes Workshop: The Black Hole 50 Years After

CENTRA is organizing the XI Black Holes Workshop. The workshop is held at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, on December 17 and 18, 2018.

The Black Holes Workshop series 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 fields.

The XIth 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.

On Monday, December 17, there is the conference dinner at Casa do Alentejo in downtown Lisbon, followed by a Port Wine commemoration to celebrate this date in 2018, fifty years after.

For more information see here.