Quantum Black Holes in the Sky?

Conference Date: 
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 (All day) to Friday, November 10, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Quantum Fields and Strings
Quantum Gravity
Quantum Information
Strong Gravity

The past decade has witnessed significant breakthroughs in understanding the quantum nature of black holes, with insights coming from quantum information theory, numerical relativity, and string theory.  At the same time, astrophysical and gravitational wave observations can now provide an unprecedented window into the phenomenology of black hole horizons.  This workshop seeks to bring together leading experts in these fields to explore new theoretical and observational opportunities and synergies that could improve our physical understanding of quantum black holes.

Original artwork by Kaća Bradonjić inspired by Niayesh Afshordi's talk
"Reflections on Spacetime."  Part of the “Projections” series.

  • Jahed Abedi, Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences
  • Valentina Baccetti, Macquarie University
  • Carlos Barcel, Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia
  • Ofek Bimholtz, Albert Einstein Institute
  • Avery Broderick, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Ramy Brustein, Ben Gurion University
  • Katerina Chatziioannou, CITA
  • Roberto Emparan, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies
  • Archisman Ghosh, International Centre for Theoretical Sciences
  • Thomas Hertog, University of Leuven
  • Emil Martinec, University of Chicago
  • Emil Mottola, Los Alamos National Lab
  • Alex Nielsen, Albert Einstein Institute
  • Paolo Pani, Sapienza University of Rome
  • Jing Ren, University of Toronto
  • David Turton, CEA, Sarclay
  • Helvi Witek, Nottingham University
  • Kent Yagi, Princeton University
  • Yuki Yokokura, RIKEN
  • Aaron Zimmerman, CITA

More speakers to be announced

Scientific Organizers:

  • Niayesh Afshordi, Perimeter Institute & University of Waterloo
  • Vitor Cardoso, Perimeter Institute & Universidade de Lisboa
  • Samir Mathur, Ohio State University