IPMU Colloquium

Speaker: Abhiram Kidambi (Kavli IPMU)
Title: Quantum Black Holes: Bridges Between Physics and Mathematics (Postdoc Colloquium)
Date (JST): Fri, Oct 29, 2021, 11:30 - 12:00
Place: Zoom
Related File: 2698.pdf
Abstract: Black holes are fundamental objects in quantum gravity and their study has important implications in understanding the nature of a quantum formulation of gravity. However, underneath the physics of quantum black holes in string theory lies a plethora of mathematical structures describing their dynamics such as mock-modular forms, Gromov-Witten theory, wall crossing, elliptic curves and attractor varieties, and even some attempts to relate black holes to the zeroes of the Riemann-Zeta function. In this colloquium, I will give a gentle introduction to a generic physics/maths audience as to how some of these connections are realized. (For those interested in more details, there will be a session immediately after this colloquium within the string/math lunch seminar series.)
Contact: https://ipmu.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VTTp-bOdQY6GHCMDQrFVIg
Remarks: IPMU Postdoc Colloquium Series
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