Jul 20 – 24, 2015
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
Europe/Berlin timezone

Beyond Schwarzschild: Quantum implications for black holes

Jul 23, 2015, 11:00 AM
1h
Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies

Goethe-Universität FrankfurtCampus Riedberg Ruth-Moufang-Straße 1 60438 Frankfurt am Main GERMANY

Speaker

Prof. Steven Giddings (UC Santa Barbara)

Description

If nature respects quantum-mechanical principles, this implies significant modification to our semiclassical picture of black holes. The ongoing project to image the black hole at the center of our galaxy offers a possible opportunity to probe such departures from this picture initiated by Schwarzschild.

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