Saturday Morning Physics
String Symphonies in the Sky: Understanding Black Holes Using String Theory
Speaker: Professor Finn Larsen (UM Physics)


Mar
24
2012

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  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 03/24/2012
  • Time: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Location: 170 & 182 Dennison Building

  • Description: Professor Larsen speaks to us about the gravitational forces near a black hole. Apparently, they are so strong that they can activate the smallest imaginable structures in matter. In this domain, quantum properties dominate and gravity must be interpreted in terms of unfamiliar fundamental strings. Recent research gives convincing accounts of black hole properties by appealing to the intricate vibrational patterns supported by strings.