We are the international group of theoretical physicists assembled in Stockholm to work on the paradoxes of black holes, hawking radiation, and the deep mysteries of the Universe. Ask us anything!
We're here at the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA) ready to take your questions.
We spent this past week working on some of the most challenging questions in theoretical physics. Last Tuesday, our colleague Stephen Hawking presented to us his latest idea to solve the growing paradoxes of black hole physics. We discussed this, and many other ideas, that may light the path towards a deeper understanding of black holes... and perhaps even point us towards the holy grail of physics. The so-called, "Theory of Everything"!
Could black hole Hawking Radiation be a "super-translation" of in-falling matter? Why does the Universe conserve information? Is "information" a physical object or just an idea? Do collapsing black holes bounce and become a super slow-motion white holes? Can black holes have an infinite amount of charge on their surfaces? Or, could black holes not exist and really be “GravaStars” in disguise? We’re trying to find out! Ask us anything!
Special thanks to conference organizers Nordita, UNC-Chapel Hill, The University of Stockholm, and facilitation by KTH Royal Institute of Technology.
AMA Participants so-far:
Malcolm J. Perry
Professor of Theoretical Physics, Cambridge University
Chief Collaborator with Stephen Hawking and Andy Strominger on new idea involving super-translations in Black Hole physics.
Director of The Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics
George Eugene Uhlenbeck Professor of Physics at University of Michigan
Founder of the theory of “Natural Inflation."
Author of first scientific paper on Dark Stars.
Author of “The Cosmic Cocktail: Three Parts Dark Matter.”
Assistant professor for high energy physics and freelance science writer
The Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (Nordita)
Blogs at backreaction.blogspot.com
Paulo Vargas Moniz
Chair of department of Gravitation and Physics
University of Beira Interior, Portugal
Author "Quantum Cosmology" Vol I, Vol II.
Author of "Classical and Quantum Gravity"
Author "7 Brief Lectures in Physics"
Co-founder of Loop Quantum Gravity.
The Max Planck Institute
Originator of methods for detecting dark matter in Earth-based laboratories
NWO Veni Fellow
Radboud University Nijmegen
Author of “Covariant Loop Quantum Gravity.”
Author of the first scientific paper proposing Planck Stars
Professor of physics
Imperial College of London
Professor of Gravitational and Quantum Physics
University of Florida
Oskar Kelin center fellow of cosmology
Co-author of first paper on Dark Stars
Emil Mottola, particle cosmologist
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Author of first paper on GravaStars
Professor of Physics
Leading expert of String Cosmology
Recipient of the Göran Gustafsson Prize
Recipient of the Thuréus Prize
Yen Chin Ong
Queen of the Quark-Gluon Plasma, the CMB Anisotropies, and of the First Baryons
Queen of Neutrinos
Khaleesi of the Great Universal Wave Function
Breaker of Entanglement
Mother of Dragons
KTH Royal Institute of Technology
“Through the Wormhole: With Morgan Freeman”
UPDATE: we had such a blast hanging out with you all tonight, so much so, that we are going to continue the conversation into the weekend. We may even bring along some more friends!
8/31/15 UPDATE: Please welcome Sabine and Paulo to the conversation!