Fredagskollokvium: Black holes - the last frontier

Vitor Cardoso, professor at Center for astrophysics and gravitation (CENTRA/IST), Lisbon (PT).

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Vitor Cardoso, professor and leader of the gravity team in CENTRA/IST, Lisbon (PT).

One of the most remarkable possibilities of General Relativity concerns gravitational collapse to black holes, leaving behind a geometry with light rings, ergoregions and horizons.
These peculiarities are responsible for uniqueness properties and energy extraction mechanisms that turn black holes into ideal laboratories of strong gravity, of particle physics (yes!) and of possible quantum-gravity effects.

I will review the status of black holes, in light of gravitational-wave and electromagnetic observations in the last few years.

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Superradiance and clouds grown by black holes. Credits: Taishi Ikeda

Please join via Zoom at

Meeting ID: 665 0271 7448
Passcode: 588922

Attendees will be muted during the colloquium, but will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end by clicking on the "raise hand” button (or send a request to me via chat).

Emneord: institute seminar, fredagskollokvium, black holes, svart hull
Publisert 14. sep. 2019 15:51 - Sist endret 19. mars 2021 08:49