Next talk of the Seminar (15:10, Room Sousa Pinto):
23/10/2019: "Black holes"
Carlos Herdeiro (Departamento de Matemática UA and CIDMA)
Einstein's
theory of general relativity is the perfect marriage between physics and
mathematics.
It uses
the elegant Riemannian geometry to describe, with enormous success, the
gravitational interaction as warped spacetime.
Black holes are the gravitational atoms: the simplest nontrivial solutions
of this theory. In this talk, in a colloquium style, I shall first review
some key (astro)physical
and mathematical aspects of black holes. Then, I will present some recent
results from our group’s research and discuss some important open questions
in the field.
This Seminar is supported in part by the
Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT  Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia),
through CIDMA  Center for Research and Development in Mathematics and
Applications, within project UID/MAT/04106/2019.
