Black Holes: Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational aspects (08w5033)


(University of Alberta)

Sang Pyo Kim (Kunsan National University, Korea)

(Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Alberta)

Misao Sasaki (Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University)

Gordon Semenoff (University of British Columbia)


The Banff International Research Station will host the “Black Holes: Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational aspects” workshop next week, November 9 - November 14, 2008.
Does our space have more than 3 dimensions? Some modern models
proposed by theoreticians are based on this assumption. Mini black
holes can play a role of natural probes of large extra dimensions if
they exist. Are the properties of higher dimensional black holes
similar to those we know in 4 dimensions? What are the differences?
In the presence of extra dimensions a `zoo' of the black objects
becomes large: besides the black holes it contains a variety of new
objects with the different topology of the horizon, such as black
rings, black strings etc. What we know about these objects, their
stability, uniqueness, and possible transitions between different
`black phases'? These are the main subjects of the Workshop.
Theoretical models, mathematical and computational tools for their
study will be discussed. The study of the properties of higher
dimensional black objects might be important for understanding of
such exciting consequences of the modern physical models, as
possible mini black hole production in the future collider and cosmic
ray experiments.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).