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January 22, 2018

THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

International Conference on Black Holes
June 1-5, 2015

Organizing Committee
Spyros Alexakis, University of Toronto
Mihalis Dafermos, Princeton University
Luis Lehner, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and University of Guelph

Harald Pfeiffer, Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)
Eric Poisson, University of Guelph

 

On-line Registration open to May 24, 2015
also on-site during Focus Weeks
$100 registration fees, students and PDF $50


*Please note that a nominal registration fee is required of all participants for this Focus Program. Your contributions allow us to provide the Program with refreshments and social events for each of the Focus Weeks.

Application for Participant support
Deadline to apply April 30, 2015
Accommodation in Toronto Information for speakers Reimbursement information for funded participants Map to Fields


Abstracts and poster submissions:


To submit an abstract or poster please visit:
http://at.yorku.ca/cgi-bin/abstract/submit/cbkv-01

Speakers:

Robert Brandenberger, McGill University
Dan Green, CITA
Gary Horowitz, UC Santa Barbara
Alexandru Ionescu, Princeton University
Jonathan Luk, Cambridge University
Amanda Peet, University of Toronto
Tsvi Piran, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Frans Pretorius, Princeton University
Igor Rodnianski, Princeton University
Richard Schoen, Stanford University & UC Irvine
Saul Teukolsky, Cornell University
William Unruh, University of British Columbia
Andras Vasy, Stanford University
S. T. Yau, Harvard University
Robert Wald, University of Chicago


Preliminary Schedule:
* Indicates not yet confirmed

Monday, June 1
8:30-9:15
On site registration and morning coffee
9:15-9:30
Welcoming remarks
9:30-10:30
S.T. Yau, Harvard University
General Relativity and Mathematics
10:30-11:30
Alexandru Ionescu, Princeton University
On the stability of the wave-map equation in Kerr spaces
11:30-12:00
Coffee
12:00-13:00
Tsvi Piran, The Hebrew University
Astrophysical Black Holes
13:00-15:00
Lunch
15:00-15:20
Ramin Daghigh, Metropolitan State University
High Overtone Quasinormal Modes of Analog Black Holes and the Small Scale Structure of the Background Fluid
15:20-15:40
Valeri Frolov, University of Alberta
Point charge near a black hole: Bi-conformal symmetry and bi-conformal anomaly
15:40-16:00
Adam Pound, University of Southampton
Point particle perturbations in Kerr spacetime: reconstruction, completion, and self-force
16:00-16:30
Coffee
16:30-16:50
Soichiro Isoyama, University of Guelph
Hamiltonian Dynamics of Self-Forced Motion in Kerr Spacetime
17:00-19:00
Cash bar reception
Tuesday, June 2
9:30-10:30
Saul Teukolsky, Cornell University
Simulations of Black Holes and Neutron Stars
10:30-11:30
Frans Pretorius, Princeton University
Eccentric Mergers
11:30-12:00
Coffee Break
12:00-13:00
Igor Rodnianski, Princeton University
13:00-15:00
Lunch Break
15:00-15:20
Volker Schlue, University of Toronto
Non-existence of time-periodic dynamics in general relativity
15:20-15:40
David Kubiznak, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Ultraspinning limits and super-entropic black holes
15:40-16:00
Raissa Mendes, University of Guelph
On the possibility of setting a new constraint to scalar-tensor theories
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break
16:30-16:50
Geoffrey Lovelace, California State University, Fullerton
Nearly extremal apparent horizons in numerical simulations of colliding black holes
16:50-17:10
Maria Okounkova, California Institute of Technology
Numerical Tests of the Cosmic Censorship Conjecture via Event-Horizon Finding
17:10-17:40
Clifford Will Public Lecture reception (at the Fields Institute)
18:00-19:30
Public Lecture:
Clifford Will,
University of Florida
Black Holes, Waves of Gravity, and other Warped Ideas of Dr. Einstein

Location:
Health Sciences Building, Room 610, 155 College Street, Toronto, ON
Wednesday, June 3
9:30-10:30
Jonathan Luk, University of Cambridge
The stability of the Kerr Cauchy horizon and the strong cosmic censorship conjecture in general relativity
10:30-11:30
András Vasy, Stanford University
Quasilinear waves and trapping: Kerr-de Sitter space
11:30-12:00
Coffee Break
12:00-13:00
Robert Wald, University of Chicago
Dynamic and Thermodynamic Stability of Black Holes and Black Branes
13:00-15:00
Lunch Break
15:00-15:20
Stephen Green, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
Quasi-periodic solutions and AdS (in)stability
15:20-15:40
Uzair Hussain, Memorial University
Master equations and the boundary stress tensor for Ads4-Schwarzschild blackholes
15:40-16:00
Parthapratim Pradhan, Vivekananda Satavarshiki Mahavidyalaya
Enthalpy and Geometric Volume for Van der Waals Black Hole
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break
16:30-16:50
Hari Kunduri, Memorial University
New Black Holes in Five Dimensions
16:50-17:10
Jonas Mureika, Loyola Marymount University
Sub-Planckian Black Holes and the Generalized Uncertainty Principle
Thursday, June 4
9:30-10:30
Richard Schoen, Stanford University
New results on the Bartnik mass
10:30-11:30
Daniel Green, University of Toronto
The Present and Future of Cosmology
11:30-12:00
Coffee Break
12:00-13:00
Robert Brandenberger, McGill University (via WebEx)
Towards an Effective Energy Momentum Tensor for Black Hole Evaporation
13:00-15:00
Lunch
15:00-15:20
Ivan Booth, Memorial University
Lessons from distorted black holes
15:20-15:40
Paolo Pani, Sapienza University of Rome
Tidal deformations of a spinning compact object
15:40-16:00
Philippe Landry, University of Guelph
Tidal Deformation of a Slowly Rotating Compact Body
16:00-16:30
Coffee Break
16:30-16:50
Grigorios Fournodavlos, University of Toronto
Partial stability of a (real) Schwarzschild singularity
Friday, June 5
9:30-10:30
Amanda Peet, University of Toronto
String modelling of black holes and holography
10:30-11:30
Gary Horowitz, University of California, Santa Barbara
Hovering Black Holes
11:30-12:00
Coffee Break
12:00-13:00
William Unruh, University of British Columbia
Partners
13:00-15:00
Lunch

 

Participants as of May 25, 2015:
* Indicates not yet confirmed

 
Full Name
University/Affiliation
  Spyros Alexakis University of Toronto
  Natacha Altamirano Perimeter Institute
  Piotr Bizon Jagiellonian University
  Ivan Booth Memorial University
* Robert Brandenberger McGill University
  Wilson Brenna University of Waterloo
  Jesse Cresswell University of Toronto
  Ramin Daghigh Metropolitan State University
  Grigorios Fournodavlos University of Toronto
  Antonia Frassino Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  Valeri Frolov University of Alberta
  Michael Green Metropolitan State University
  Stephen Green Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
* Daniel Green University of Toronto
  Sharmila Dhevi Gunasekaran Gnanam Memorial University of Newfoundland
  Hafner Häfner Universite de Grenoble
  Illan Halpern The Perimeter Institute
  Abraham Harte Albert Einstein Institute
  Robie Hennigar University of Waterloo
  Linnea Hesslow Perimeter Institute
  Gary Horowitz University of California, Santa Barbara
  Uzair Hussain Memorial University
  Alexandru Ionescu Princeton University
  David Kubiznak Perimeter Institute
  Hari Krishna Kunduri Memorial University of Newfoundland
  Gabor Kunstatter University of Winnipeg
  Philippe Landry University of Guelph
  Luis Lehner Perimeter Institute
  Adam Lewis University of Toronto
  Steven Liebling Long Island University
  Geoffrey Lovelace Cal State Fullerton
  Jonathan Luk University of Cambridge
  Saoussen Mbarek University of Waterloo
  Michael Meiers University of Waterloo
  Raissa Mendes University of Guelph
  Georgios Moschidis Princeton University
  Jonas Mureika Loyola Marymount University
  Nathan Musoke Perimeter Institute
  Keith Ng University of Waterloo
  Todd Oliynyk Monash University
  Carlos Palenzuela Universitat de les Illes Balears
  Paolo Pani Sapienza University of Rome
  Amanda Peet University of Toronto
  Harald Pfeiffer University of Toronto
  Tsvi Piran The Hebrew University
  Jiri Podolsky Charles University in Prague
  Eric Poisson University of Guelph
  Adam Pound University of Southampton
  Frans Pretorius Princeton University
* Igor Rodnianski Princeton University
  Volker Schlue University of Toronto
* Richard Schoen Stanford University
* Vasudev Shyam Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics
  Matteo Smerlak Perimeter Institute
  Ramanjit Sohal University of Toronto
  Isoyama Soichiro University of Guelph
  Edward Taylor University of Toronto
  Mae Hwee Teo Perimeter Institute
  Saul Teukolsky Cornell University
  Gantumur Tsogtgerel McGill University
  William Unruh University of British Columbia
  András Vasy Stanford University
  Mu-Tao Wang Columbia University
  Ryan Westernacher-Schneider University of Guelph
  Helvi Witek University of Cambridge
  Shing-Tung Yau The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Harvard University
  Aaron Zimmerman Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics

 

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