Contact:  brien.nolan[AT]dcu.ieLocation:  Online
Institute of Physics Gravitational Physics Group Annual Meeting (Online)
Black Hole Interiors, Classical and Quantum: Mathematical and Numerical Approaches.
Wednesday 14th December, 11am – 4.30pm
Roger Penrose’s Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis, now over 50 years old, has generated a huge amount of work that has revealed numerous insights into black hole interiors. A key aspect of this hypothesis is that the inner horizon of a black hole (charged, rotating or both) should be unstable. Recent results have shown the deep subtleties involved in this hypothesis, with insights coming from mathematical relativity, semi-classical gravity and from numerical studies. Furthermore, the role of semi-classical effects raises questions regarding the continued applicability of classical singularity theorems. This year’s annual meeting of the Gravitational Physics Group will comprise a series of talks related to different aspects of black hole interiors, reviewing a number of these recent results. Our speakers will be:
Marc Casals (Leipzig) – Quantum fluxes at the inner horizon of a spinning black hole
Mihalis Dafermos (Cambridge) – TBC
Eleni-Alexandra Kontou (King’s College, London) – Singularity theorems in semi-classical gravity
Raimon Luna (Valencia) – Strong cosmic censorship: The nonlinear story
The meeting will be held over Zoom and all are welcome: relevant links will be available on registration via the URL above.