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"Black Holes" Robert Wald

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The Second Seven Pines Public Lecture

“Black Holes"

Robert Wald

Department of Physics, University of Chicago

A black hole is a region where gravity is so strong that nothing---not even light---can escape. Black holes are produced by the complete gravitational collapse of massive bodies. Remarkably, although black holes are not composed of matter, they obey laws that correspond precisely to the ordinary laws of thermodynamics satisfied by ordinary matter. As Stephen Hawking discovered in his groundbreaking work, they also "emit" thermal radiation due to quantum particle creation effects. In this talk, I will describe the theory of black holes in general relativity and discuss the remarkable connection between black holes and thermodynamics.

For more information contact Janet McKernan 612-625-6635
This event is free and open to the public. No registration or tickets required.

The Swain Room, University of Minnesota McNamara Center

  • 200 Oak Street S.E., Suite 100
    Minneapolis, MN 55455
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