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Black Holes Workshop XIII at IST

Dec. 19, 2020

Black Holes Workshop XIII: Celebrating  the Nobel Prize 2020 for black holes

CENTRA is organizing the Black Holes Workshop XIII. The workshop is through zoom with the headquarters at Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, on December 21 and 22, 2020.

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 thirteenth edition of the Black Holes Workshop celebrates three decisive dates in the history of black holes: Firstly this year's Physics Nobel Prize award from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences to black holes, in the names of Roger Penrose for the theory component, and of Reinhard Genzel and Andrea Ghez for the observational component, specifically for the observations of the supermassive black hole in the center of our galaxy; secondly, the 50th anniversary of the singularity theorems of Hawking and Penrose, a work that was published in 1970; thirdly, the 60th anniversary of the Kruskal and Szekeres maximal analytic extension of the Schwarzschild solution

For more information see here.