Physics

Malcolm Perry

Malcolm Perry

Faculty Affiliate, Black Hole Initiative
Professor of Physics, University of Cambridge

Malcolm Perry is a member of the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics Relativity and Gravitation research group.

2017 Apr 04

BHI Colloquium: April 4, 2017 "Update on Advanced LIGO," Lisa Barsotti | "Diffusion and Chaos in Holography," Mike Blake

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge


Lisa Barsotti

MIT
Update on Advanced LIGO

Abstract:
Advanced LIGO started its second observing run O2 on November 30th, 2016. In this talk I will give an update on the instrument performance and near term plans.


Mike Blake
MIT
Diffusion and Chaos in Holography

Abstract: 
In this talk I will discuss how black hole physics has recently suggested a new connection between the transport properties of strongly interacting theories and the field of quantum chaos. In particular I will describe how in many holographic theories there are simple relationships between the thermoelectric diffusion constants and the butterfly velocity, which describes the speed at which quantum chaos propagates.  

2017 Mar 07
2017 Feb 14

BHI Colloquium: "Characterization of black holes with gravitational waves," Salvatore Vitale (MIT)

1:30pm to 2:30pm

Location: 

BHI Conference Room (211) 20 Garden Street, Cambridge



Salvatore Vitale

Assistant Professor
MIT

Abstract:
The recent discovery of gravitational waves emitted by binary black holes suggests these sources will be detected in large number in the next few years. Detected signals can be used to characterize black holes, yielding direct estimation of their masses and spins… Read more about BHI Colloquium: "Characterization of black holes with gravitational waves," Salvatore Vitale (MIT)

Yichen (Lily) Shi

Yichen (Lily) Shi

Graduate Student, Black Hole Initiative
Graduate Student, Department of Physics
p: 617-496-8807

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