Soft Hair and Black Holes

May 18, 2017
3:00pm to 4:00pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
Malcolm Perry
DAMTP Cambridge

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room


I discuss the infinite collection of charges found in Minkowski space for electromagnetism. These are then generalised to black hole spacetime and how this changes our views on the no-hair theorems. Then, we will move on to discuss gravitational charges.
In the light of these discoveries, I conclude with a discussion of the information paradox.