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Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 3:30pm

Juan Maldacena



University of Pennsylvania


Primakoff Lecture: grad students, postdocs and faculty in Math are encouraged to attend

Black holes are interesting spacetime configurations predicted by 
general relativity. When quantum mechanics is taken into account, black 
holes are found to emit thermal radiation, called "Hawking radiation".
Recently an interesting area formula for the quantum entropy of black 
holes was derived. This also leads to a surprising new way to compute 
the entropy of Hawking radiation. This result indicates that the black 
hole formation and evaporation is consistent with standard quantum 
mechanical laws.