Quantum physics of black holes
January 07, 2009
Public lecture in honour of the International Year of Astronomy by Dr. Stefan Fredenhagen, Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute) on Friday, 9 January at 7 pm. Location: Bruno H. Bürgel Observatory, Heerstraße 531, 13593 Berlin.
With the launch of the LHC (Large Hardon Collider) accelerator small things made big news: microscopically small black holes, which could arise during the course of experiments. But why do black holes have something to do with quantum physics at all?
A lecture on particle physics and gravitation and their possible connection based on string theory.
Dr. Stefan Fredenhagen is a researcher in the Department of Quantum Gravitation and Unified Theories at the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics (Albert Einstein Institute/AEI) in Potsdam.