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SMP 3/24/12 | String Symphonies in the Sky: Understanding Black Holes Using String Theory | Speaker: Finn Larsen

Saturday, March 24, 2012
4:00 AM
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.