Black Holes' New Horizons (16w5008)


(University of Alberta)

(Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Alberta)


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Black Holes' New Horizons" workshop from May 15th to May 20th, 2016.

Black holes are one of the most intriguing objects of modern science. A first black hole solution of the Einstein equations was found one hundred years before our proposed workshop (in 1916). For many years, black holes have been considered as interesting solutions of the theory of General Relativity with a number of amusing mathematical properties. Now we understand that black holes do exist and are the most powerful sources of energy in the Universe. At the same time, black holes play an important role as probes of basic concepts of modern string theory and recent models with large extra dimensions. The study of different aspects of contemporary black hole physics requires developed mathematical tools. At the present time black holes form a subject where the interests of both mathematics and theoretical physics are closely interlaced. The purpose of the proposed workshop is to discuss mathematical aspects of black-hole theory. It will focus on the `hot spots’ of this area, and allow experts in the field to discuss problems and to formulate possible future directions for their research. The overview of physical and mathematical aspects of black holes presented at the workshop will be useful for PhD students and PDFs.

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide 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 in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT.