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Black Holes: Live Firewalls

The Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics is currently holding a “Rapid Response Workshop” on Black Holes: Complementarity, Fuzz, or Fire?, August 19-30. Organizers: Raphael Bousso (UCB), Samir Mathur (OSU), Rob Myers (PI), Joe Polchinski (KITP), Lenny Susskind (Stanford) The lunch talk today is Lenny Susskind “Inside Black Holes” That talk will be available on video,…

A Universe of Black Holes: I

Visiting lovely KITP for the A Universe of Black Holes programme, and specifically the associated “Massive Black Holes: Birth, Growth and Impact” workshop. As usual the talks will (eventually) be posted on line, both slides and web, but in the mean time I will be semi-transcribing my semi-coherent stream-of-consciousness thoughts on the issues. And we…

“If… then my old theory is completely toast,” says astrophysicist Steinn Sigurdsson of Pennsylvania State University. “This is a really nice piece of work.” Nice Nature paper coming out tomorrow by Jay Strader et al on a pair of flat spectrum ultra-faint radio sources in the core of M22. The sources are consistent with being…

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral scholar position to work with Prof. Mike Eracleous and collaborators. The successful applicant will join a team working to identify close, supermassive binary black holes through a combination of observational tests. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to plan and carry out observations related to this project and lead…

Flurry of Physics

I’m at wee bit behind on this here blogging thingie, but there has been a flurry of physics results which are worth a quick peek:

The Aspen Center for Physics is holding its annual series of winter workshops, with the final, double sized workshop being on the astrophysical topic of Black Holes.