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October 5, 2017 | 3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Category: Seminar
Location: Physics #245 | Map
666 W. Hancock
Detroit, MI 48201
Cost: Free
Audience: Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty

Black holes are astrophysical objects whose reality is beyond doubt. However, many aspects of them remain mysterious because observations are difficult and experiments are impossible. Research in the last two decades has revealed a remarkable analogy between the mathematics of quantum black holes and certain quantum optical systems, which makes it possible to study "black hole analogues" in the lab, and to better understand some of the seemingly paradoxical features of black holes. I review recent breakthroughs in black hole physics that were inspired by the quantum optics analogy, and that have removed some of the paradoxes surrounding black holes. 

For more information about this event, please contact W.J. Llope at 3135779805 or wjllope@wayne.edu.