Black Holes: Critical Behavior in the Sky

by Andrew Strominger

Michael Swann Lecture Theatre

Michael Swann Lecture Theatre

King's Buildings University of Edinburgh

A Higgs Centre Colloquium:

The last decade has witnessed dramatic progress in observational black hole astronomy. At the same time, exciting new insights - but not a solution - have emerged concerning the infamous quantum black hole information paradox. The recent theoretical and experimental progress hinge on the universal critical behavior and emergent symmetries exhibited by black holes. An elementary presentation of aspects of these topics and their interplay will be given.

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