Black Holes VIII: Theory & Mathematical Aspects

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Location:  Niagara Falls, ON, Canada

Black Holes VIII — Theory & Mathematical Aspects is the 8th in a series of a research-related conferences the focus on the latest advances in the theoretical and mathematical and (increasingly) astrophysical aspects of black hole physics.

This is the 8th conference in the series, which has traditionally alternated between eastern and western locations. Black Holes VIII will be held next May 2011 in Niagara Falls, a location within reach of Pearson airport, Buffalo airport USA, and is easily accessible from both Canada and the United States. The setting provides an interesting natural venue for discussion while at the same time being close to all major services. Particular attention at this meeting will be paid to problems in current research, such as exact black hole solutions of Einstein’s equations in higher and lower dimensions, the search for and properties of astrophysical black holes, uniqueness theorems, black hole thermodynamics, loop-quantum gravity and string-theoretic approaches to black hole physics, new aspects of gauge-gravity duality, numerical studies of black hole collisions, critical gravitational collapse.

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are particularly welcome. In addition to a series of invited presentations, there will be opportunities for a limited number of contributed talks.