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Simulation of black hole formation

The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Andreas Kreienbuehl

DATE: Thursday, March 28th, 2013
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-004, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
TIME: 09:30

ABSTRACT
According to Einstein's theory of general relativity the final state of gravitational collapse can be a black hole. However, since the energy density diverges inside a black hole, the classical description is incomplete and we need a quantum theory of gravity. In this talk I will therefore present a model for effective quantum gravitational collapse. In doing so I will in particular describe a numerical investigation of the black hole formation in this model.

BIO:
10/2012-present: Radboud University, the Netherlands
10/2011-9/2012: Utrecht University, the Netherlands 9/2006-8/2011: Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), supervised by Prof. Viqar Husain in the field of quantum gravity, University of New Brunswick, Canada
10/1999-5/2005: Diploma in Physics (Dipl. Phys. ETH) with specialization in the field of theoretical physics Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland,

HOST: Prof. Rolf Krause

URL: http://www.inf.usi.ch