2-7 June 2019
Simon Fraser University
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Lost horizons: modelling the formation and evaporation of non-singular black holes.

3 Jun 2019, 13:45
SCB 9242 (Simon Fraser University)

SCB 9242

Simon Fraser University

Invited Speaker / Conférencier(ère) invité(e) Theoretical Physics / Physique théorique (DTP-DPT) M2-8 General Relativity I (DTP) | Relativité générale I (DPT)


Dr Gabor Kunstatter (University of Winnipeg)


Thanks to recent gravitational wave observations, we have evidence for the validity of Einstein’s theory in the strong field region, including near black hole event horizons. The existence of black holes gives rise to theoretical issues, such as the necessary existence of singularities and the related information loss conundrum, that will hopefully be resolved by quantum mechanics. In the absence of a complete testable theory of quantum gravity, it is useful to study simplified models that hopefully retain essential, relevant features of the full theory. After a brief introduction to the subject, I will describe recent work on a class of such models that designed to describe the quantum dynamics of singularity free spherical black hole formation and evaporation.

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Dr Gabor Kunstatter (University of Winnipeg)

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