XV Black Holes Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal

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Date:  2022-12-19  -  2022-12-20

Location:  Lisbon, Portugal

From astrophysics to high-energy physics, from information theory to quantum gravity, black holes have acquired an ever increasing role in fundamental physics, and are now part of the terminology of many important branches of observational, theoretical and mathematical physics.

The Black Holes Workshops 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 issues.

The fifteenth edition of the Black Holes Workshop celebrates landmark contributions in the history of black holes: Firstly, the 50 years of Bekenstein’s 1972 paper “Black holes and the second law” published in Nuovo Cimento that introduced black hole entropy. Secondly, the 50 years of the black hole bomb idea put forward by Press and Teukolsky in the article “Floating orbits, superradiant scattering and the black-hole bomb”, published in 1972 in Nature.

The workshop will take place, for the first time, at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon. Researchers on black holes in all their aspects are invited to participate. Registration to the event will start on September 19th and end on December 3rd. The deadline to submit abstracts is November 30th.