Classical and quantum black holes

May 30, 2016 - May 31, 2016

Laboratoire de Mathématiques et Physique Théorique
Parc de Grandmont
Building E – Amphi E030
37200 Tours


In the workshop we plan to discuss the recent progress in understanding the classical and quantum properties of black holes. In particular, the progress towards the solving the so-called information puzzle and the identification of the microscopic degrees of freedom of black holes. 


Pr Gary Gibbons

FROM: University of Cambridge, UK 
IN RESIDENCE AT: LMPT, CNRS, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, FR

Pr Sergey Solodukhin
LMPT, CNRS, Université François-Rabelais, Tours, FR

Invited speakers


Classical and quantum black holes



Day 1 – Monday 30/05/2016
  • 09:00-09:30: Welcome coffee
  • 09:30-10:00: Openning by LE STUDIUM
  • 10:00-11:00: Pr Gary Gibbons
    "Black Hole Theory: where is it going?"
  • 11:00-11:30: Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30: Pr Michael Volkov - University of Tours
    "Hairy black holes in the XX-th and XXI-st centuries" 
  • 12:30-14:30: Lunch
  • 14:30 -15:30: Pr Mirjam Cvetic - University of Pennsylvania
    "Black hole thermodynamics from variational principle: Asymptotically conical backgrounds"
  • 15:30-16:00: Coffee break
  • 16:00-17:00: Pr Christopher Pope - Texas A&M University
    "Black Holes In Einstein Scalar, Proca and Higher-Derivative Theories"
  • 17:00-18:00: Pr Nicholas Warner - University of Southern California
    "Solitons and black-hole microstate structure"
  • 18:00-18:30: Wine & Cheese cocktail
Day 2 - Tuesday 31/05/2016
  • 09:00-09:30: Coffee
  • 09:30-10:00: Pr Sergey Solodukhin
    Newton constant, entanglement entropy and black holes "
  • 10:00-11:00: Pr Carlo Rovelli - Aix-Marseille Université
    "How long does a black hole take to decay via quantum gravitational tunneling?" 
  • 11:00-11:30: Coffee break
  • 11:30-12:30: Dr Karim Noui - University of Tours
    "Microstates of Black Holes from the point of view of Loop Quantum Gravity" 
  • 12:30 -14:30: Lunch
  • 14:30-15:30: Pr Georgi Dvali - Ludwig-Maximilians  University, Munchen
    "Black hole quantum computing (in labs and in the sky)"
  • 15:30-16:00: Coffee break
  • 16:00-17:00: Pr Gabriele Veneziano - College de France
    "S-matrix approach to gravitational scattering, bremsstrahlung, and collapse” 
  • 17:00-18:00: General discussion
  • 18:00: Closing


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