Past Events

  • 2021 Feb 23

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm

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    Daniel Kennefick (Philosophy) - University of Arkansas

    Title: The Wagers of Science: The Numerical Relativity binary black hole breakthrough and its implications

    Abstract: In the late 1990s the NSF sponsored Binary...

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  • 2021 Feb 16

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm

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    Ken Ng (Astronomy) - MIT

    Title: Constraints on ultralight scalar bosons within black hole spin measurements from LIGO-Virgo’s GWTC-2

    Abstract: Clouds of ultralight bosons - such as axions -...

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  • 2021 Feb 02

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Matthew Lister (Astronomy) - Purdue University

    Title: Parsec-Scale Jetted Outflows Powered by Supermassive Black Holes...
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  • 2021 Jan 26

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Antony Speranza (Physics) - Perimeter Institute

    Title: Symmetries, observables, and entropy of black hole horizons

    Abstract: Black holes have...

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  • 2021 Jan 19

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Noemie Globus (Astronomy) - ELI beamlines/Flatiron Institute (CCA)

    Title: The chiral puzzle of life

    Abstract: The origin of biological homochirality has been an intense...
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  • 2020 Dec 08

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Eva Silverstein (Physics) - Stanford University

    Title: String Spreading and Black Hole Physics

    Abstract: Any black hole is a gradual accelerator, generating large center of mass energy for pairs of test objects in the...

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  • 2020 Dec 01

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    David A. Nichols (Physics) - University of Virginia

    Title: Gravitational-wave memory effects from binary-black-hole mergers

    Abstract: Over forty detections of binary-black-hole mergers were made during the first three...

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  • 2020 Nov 24

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Roberto Lalli (Philosophy) - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

    Title: The Socio-Epistemic Networks of General Relativity, 1925-1970: The low-water mark, the renaissance, and the astrophysical turn

    Abstract: In...

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  • 2020 Nov 17

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

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    Stefanos Aretakis (Mathematics) - University of Toronto

    Title: Asymptotics for the wave equation on black hole spacetimes

    Abstract: We will present the precise late-time asymptotics for scalar fields on both extremal and...

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