Soft Hair and Black Holes

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

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
Speaker: 
Malcolm Perry
Institution: 
DAMTP Cambridge
Location&Place: 

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Abstract: 
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.