Amis de l'IHES

A public conference on 7 November 2019

The association “Les Amis de l’IHES” organised a conference on Thursday 7 November 2019 at 5pm, in the Marilyn and James Simons Conference Centre.

Thibault DAMOUR (IHES) gave a talk (in French) entitled:

“Enigmatic Black Holes”

We shall review the latest developments on Black Holes: the story of their discovery as strange conceptual objects within Einstein’s theory; their definition and properties; the slow recognition of their necessary physical and astrophysical reality; the various astrophysical observations that have confirmed their existence and verified some of their properties. Finally, we shall discuss the enigmas that black holes still pose today, especially when considering their quantum properties.

The conference was followed by a musical interlude by Louis Abraham (piano) who played works by J.-S. Bach, S. Prokofiev and F. Chopin.

Contact: Ingrid Peeters (01 60 92 66 64)

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