Harvard University Logo HARVARD.EDU
Skip to main content

BHI Colloquium

Monday, April 15, 2024
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Send Me News from BHI

Send Me News from BHI

BHI Colloquium

Sean Hartnoll


Arithmetic Chaos Inside Black Holes

Abstract: It has been known for over 50 years that spacetime dynamics becomes chaotic in the approach to singularities. Furthermore, the classical gravitational dynamics exhibits remarkable number-theoretic properties known as arithmetic chaos. I will review these facts and give an explicit realisation of these phenomena in the interior of an asymptotically AdS black hole. I will discuss possible implications for the nature of black hole singularities and black hole thermodynamics.
Bio: Prof. Hartnoll completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at the University of Cambridge. He then did postdocs at the KITP in Santa Barbara and at Harvard, before joining the faculty at Stanford. After 10 years at Stanford he returned to Cambridge as the Professor of Mathematical Physics. He was awarded the New Horizons prize in 2015.


Monday, April 15, 2024 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM


BHI Publication

Expanding Sgr A* dynamical imaging capabilities with an African extension to the Event Horizon Telescope

April 1, 2023
Kantzas, D.; Markoff, S.; Lucchini, M.; Ceccobello, C.; Chatterjee, K.
Astrophysical jets are relativistic outflows that remain collimated for remarkably many orders of magnitude. Despite decades of research, the…
Read The BHI Publication