SMP 3/24/12 | String Symphonies in the Sky: Understanding Black Holes Using String Theory | Speaker: Finn Larsen
Saturday, March 24, 2012
170 & 182 Dennison Building
Speaker: Professor Finn Larsen (UM Physics)Professor Larsen speaks to us about the gravitational forces near a black hole. Apparently, they are so strong that they can activate the smallest imaginable structures in matter. In this domain, quantum properties dominate and gravity must be interpreted in terms of unfamiliar fundamental strings. Recent research gives convincing accounts of black hole properties by appealing to the intricate vibrational patterns supported by strings.