Philosophy

2020 May 19

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Meeting Room

Attention: all talks will be given via Zoom until further notice.
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Netta Engelhardt (MIT)

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

Abstract: The black hole information paradox —...

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2020 Apr 28

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Meeting Room

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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...

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2020 Apr 21

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Meeting Room

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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...

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2020 Feb 25

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Meeting Room

Gaurav Khanna (UMass Dartmouth)

Title: Observational signatures of near-extremal Kerr black holes

Abstract: In this talk I will present some of my recent work on potential observational signatures of near-extremal and extremal Kerr black holes. The emphasis of this work is on the late-stages of the gravitational wave signal (quasi-normal phase and later) from such black holes, and is of relevance to current and future generation gravitational wave observatories like LIGO/Virgo and LISA. These results are...

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2020 Feb 11

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Meeting Room

Peter Hintz (MIT)

Title: Recent developments in Strong Cosmic Censorship

Abstract: Penrose's Strong Cosmic Censorship (SCC) conjecture is a statement about the uniqueness of solutions of Einstein's field equations. It predicts that spacetimes generically become singular at Cauchy horizons. Such horizons exist deep inside of many black hole spacetimes, including Kerr and Reissner--Nordström spacetimes, and are expected to exist also for dynamical black holes. A failure of SCC would permit an...

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2019 Dec 10

BHI Colloquium

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Meeting Room
The new BHI Fellows will derived a short presentation about their work. Speakers will be: Martin Lesourd (Mathematics/Philosophy), Kevin Nguyen (Physics), Achilleas Porfyriadis (Physics) and Max Zimet (Mathematics/Physics).
Martin Lesourd

Martin Lesourd

Fellow, Black Hole Initiative
My research interests are split between mathematics and philosophy, and 
I am working under the guidance of Prof. S-T Yau and Prof. Galison. 
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2018 Sep 04

What Exciting new Discoveries did you make this summer?

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI conference Room: 20 Garden Street, Cambridge (Lunch will be served at 1:00 pm)
Director of the BHI, Avi Loeb will have an informal talk with members of the BHI community on new research and current ideas.
Carina Prunkl

Carina Prunkl

PhD in philosophy from University of Oxford

My current research focuses on the philosophy of black holes and the philosophy of science. I am particularly interested in black hole thermodynamics and...

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2018 Mar 20

BHI Colloquium, March 20 | "The Motion of Bodies in Spacetime," Jim Weatherall | "Some Philosophers Look at Black Holes" Laura Ruetsche | Gordon Belot

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge

Jim Weatherhall
University of California, Irvine

Abstract:
I will discuss some recent work on the problem of motion in general relativity, done in collaboration with Bob Geroch (Chicago).  I will introduce a sense in which a collection of bodies -- including the solutions to some hyperbolic system -- could be said to "track" a curve, and then discuss some of the consequences of this idea.  See arXiv:1707.04222 [gr-qc] for details.

Laura Ruetsche
University of Michigan

Gordon Belot
University of Michigan...

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2017 Dec 05

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