Fall 2020

BHI Colloquium


BHI Colloquium - Fall 2020


1:30 - 2:30 pm Eastern Time (unless otherwise stated)

Round table discussion among BHI members
"Testing Fundamental Physics with Orbits at the Galactic Center" - Tuan Do (Astronomy) - UC Los Angeles
"The Shape of the Black Hole Photon Ring: A Precise Test of Strong-Field General Relativity" - Alex Lupsasca (Physics) - Princeton University
"The Size, Shape, and Scattering of the Black Hole Sagittarius A*" - Sara Issaoun (Astronomy) - Radboud University
"Astronomical Images and Imaginations" - Lisa Messeri (Anthropology) - Yale University
"High-frequency limits in general relativity and a conjecture of Burnett" - Jonathan Luk (Mathematics) - Stanford University
"Starting Inflation from an inhomogeneous universe" - Leonardo Senatore (Physics) - Stanford University
"Arrested Development: Ab Initio Wind-Fed GRMHD Simulations of The Galactic Center" - 
Sean Ressler (Astronomy) - UC Santa Barbara
- November 3, 2020: 11:00 AM -12:00 PM Eastern Time
"A new perspective on black hole information" - Suvrat Raju (Physics) - ICTS
"A new spin on LIGO-Virgo binary black holes" - Sylvia Biscoveanu (Astronomy) - MIT
"Asymptotics for the wave equation on black hole spacetimes" - Stefanos Aretakis (Mathematics) - University of Toronto
"The Socio-Epistemic Networks of General Relativity, 1925-1970: The low-water mark, the renaissance, and the astrophysical turn" - Roberto Lalli (Philosophy) - Max Planck Institute for the History of Science
"Gravitational-wave memory effects from binary-black-hole mergers" - David A. Nichols (Physics) - University of Virginia
"String Spreading and Black Hole Physics" - Eva Silverstein (Physics) - Stanford University