Contact:  secretariat[AT]icranet.orgLocation:  Pescara, Italy
Classical and quantum energy extraction process from black holes: the role of the black hole irreducible mass
This symposium started in 1987, then continued for every two years alternatively in Korea and Italy with the support from Korea Science and Engineering Foundation (KOSEF), Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), International Center for Relativistic Astrophysics Network (ICRANet) and hosting institutes. Main purpose of this symposium is to accelerate the exchange between scientists of Italy and Korea, especially young researchers.
In addition to the traditional topics of relativistic astrophysics discussed at the IK meetings, particular attention will be given in this IK18 meeting to the energy extraction processes from the Kerr black hole: 1) by fission of massive particles (Penrose process), 2) by classical electrodynamic processes and 3) by quantum processes. In all cases the role of the irreducible mass will be evidenced in characterizing the efficiency of the emission processes. Examples from active galactic nuclei and gamma-ray bursts will be illustrated.
Registration fee: 300 euro
Sang Pyo Kim
Hyeong Chan Kim