Black holes, entropy and strings

This event has finished Took place on: Monday, 14th Oct 2019

A talk by Professor Jerome Gauntlett, Imperial College London

Black holes are amongst the most extraordinary objects that are known to exist in the universe.

They are predictions of Einstein's theory of General Relativity, our best theory of gravity, and they have recently been directly observed using gravitational waves. By incorporating quantum theory we know that black holes have entropy, a concept that was first introduced to understand the properties of heat.

This remarkable fact is considered to be a key clue for elucidating the fundamental laws of physics, which may well involve string theory.

Jerome Gauntlett is a Professor of Theoretical Physics at Imperial College and was the Head of the Theoretical Physics Group from 2010-2016. He has extensive experience in public communication of science and was the Theoretical Physics Consultant for the award winning film The Theory of Everything. He has an Erdos-Bacon number of six (having written a paper with Shing-Tung Yau and appeared in the film Windrider with Nicole Kidman).

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2019-10-14 2019-10-14 Europe/London Black holes, entropy and strings Black holes are amongst the most extraordinary objects that are known to exist in the universe. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/10/14/black-holes-entropy-and-strings-215860 Imperial College London,Exhibition Road,London,

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