# Apocalyptic quantum gravity

Event Start:

2022-05-12T14:00:00

Event End:

2022-05-12T17:00:00

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Black holes are regions of spacetime from which nothing can escape. This is already strange, but more puzzling is the fact that, over time, quantum mechanics causes black holes to leak energy and disappear. What happens to the objects that fell inside? The unitarity of quantum mechanics suggests one answer, and computations in semiclassical gravity another. To determine which is correct, we need to understand how quantum and gravitational effects interact.

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Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61164285940?pwd=QWFiV0JZT3VwTXVacnc4SEh5UVErdz09. Password: 053582.

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PhD student: David Wakeham

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Event Start:
2022-05-12T14:00:00
Event End:
2022-05-12T17:00:00
Apocalyptic quantum gravity
Event Information:
Black holes are regions of spacetime from which nothing can escape. This is already strange, but more puzzling is the fact that, over time, quantum mechanics causes black holes to leak energy and disappear. What happens to the objects that fell inside? The unitarity of quantum mechanics suggests one answer, and computations in semiclassical gravity another. To determine which is correct, we need to understand how quantum and gravitational effects interact.
Event Location:
Zoom: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/61164285940?pwd=QWFiV0JZT3VwTXVacnc4SEh5UVErdz09. Password: 053582.