Spotlight Live: Falling into a Black Hole
Live Q&A with Raphael Bousso, Juan Maldacena, Joseph Polchinski and Leonard Susskind
Source Newsroom: Kavli Foundation
Newswise — What happens when you fall into a black hole, the mysterious remnant of a dead star whose gravity is so strong that not even light can escape? According to Einstein's theory of general relativity, the fall would be uneventful, until at some point the force of gravity would rip you apart. But a new theory suggests a different fate - and if correct, could challenge our understanding of gravity and how the universe works.
On Sept. 25, Noon-12:50 PDT, four theoretical physicists -- Raphael Bousso, Juan Maldacena, Joseph Polchinski and Leonard Susskind -- will join a special webcast by The Kavli Foundation to answer questions about the latest theories about what happens when matter falls into a black hole and how these ideas are prompting researchers to reconsider our understanding of gravity, including questions submitted by viewers.
For complete program information, visit: www.kavlifoundation.org/science-spotlights/spotlight-live-falling-into-black-holes
ABOUT THE PARTICIPANTS:
RAPHAEL BOUSSO - Professor of Physics at the University of California, Berkeley.
JUAN MALDACENA - Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.
JOSEPH POLCHINSKI - Professor of Physics at U.C. Santa Barbara and a Permanent - Member of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at UCSB.
LEONARD SUSSKIND - Felix Bloch Professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics, and Associate Member of the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC) at Stanford & SLAC.
Moderator is freelance science writer BRUCE LIEBERMAN. Along with the Kavli Foundation, he has written for Scientific American, Smithsonian Air & Space and Sky & Telescope magazines, and other media outlets.
WHEN: September 25 (Wednesday), Noon-12:50 PDT
HOW TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS: Questions can be submitted ahead of and during this webcast via Twitter #KavliLive and by email to email@example.com
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