ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Rong-Gen Cai (Institute of Theoretical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and College of Mathematics and Physics, Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications,)
Title: Horizon Thermodynamics and Einstein Equations
Date: Thu, Nov 05, 2009, 13:30 - 15:00
Place: Room 633, 6th floor, General Research Building
Abstract: Qauntum Mechanics together with general relativity leads to black hole
thermodynamics, which says that black hole has a Hawking radiation and
an entropy proportional to its horizon area. Does there exist any deep
connection between thermodynamics and gravitational theories? Some
pieces of evidence for the connection have been accumulated over the
past years. In this talk I willl introduce three classes of the evidence
for the interesting connection.
Contact: Mukohyama