Past Events

  • 2020 May 19

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Netta Engelhardt (MIT)

    Title: The Information Paradox in the Age of Holographic Entanglement Entropy

    Abstract: The black hole information paradox — whether information escapes an evaporating black hole or...

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  • 2020 May 12

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Martin Lesourd (BHI, Harvard)

    Title: How Do Black Holes Form ? 

    Abstract: Mathematical General Relativity is held together by a couple of deep conjectures. Many mathematicians like to think that by...

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  • 2020 May 05

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Mohammadtaher Safarzadeh (UCSC)

    Title: Probing the binary black holes merger rate history with stochastic gravitational wave background searches

    Abstract: What is the merger rate of binary black holes (BBHs)...

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  • 2020 Apr 28

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Piotr Chrusciel (University of Wien)

    Title: Mass, and its positivity?, for solutions of Einstein equations with negative cosmological constant.

    Abstract: I will review the notion of mass for solutions of...

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  • 2020 Apr 21

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Netta Engelhardt (MIT)

    Title: The Cosmic Censorship Conjecture in Quantum Gravity

    Abstract: Penrose’s conjecture of cosmic censorship — the prediction that naked singularities are hidden behind event horizons...

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  • 2020 Apr 14

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Kevin Nguyen (BHI and Harvard University)

    Title: Dynamical damping of the cosmological constant: a proof of concept
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  • 2020 Apr 07

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Daniel Palumbo (BHI and Harvard University)

    Title: MAD vs. SANE: Discriminating Magnetic Field Configurations in Polarized Simulations of M87

    Abstract: In April 2017, the Event Horizon Telescope observed the shadow of the...

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  • 2020 Mar 31

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Davide Gerosa (University of Birmingham)

    Title: Growing up. The next generation of black holes moves out of the cluster.

    Abstract: Pair instabilities in supernovae might prevent the formation of black...

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  • 2020 Mar 24

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Juliusz Doboszewski (University of Bonn)

    Title: Kerr black holes and time machines

    Abstract: Spinning black holes are a fairly well-established feature of our universe, but maximally extended Kerr spacetime...

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  • 2020 Mar 10

    BHI Colloquium

    1:30pm to 2:30pm

    Location: 

    BHI Meeting Room

    Mina Himwich (BHI)

     Title: Universal Polarization of the Photon Ring

    Abstract: Black hole images are dominated by a photon ring with universal features that are completely governed by general relativity. In this...

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