Quantum Gravity and Black Holes
Douglas Stanford's work as a theoretical physicist at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J., has already revealed new insights, including the discovery that black holes reach the pinnacle of chaos — nothing can be more chaotic than a black hole.
This five-part series tells the story of how theoretical physicists at Stanford helped develop the String Theory Landscape.
Xiaoliang Qi was selected as one of five recipients of the Simons Investigator Award in Physics for 2018.
Douglas Stanford has won the 2018 Breakthrough New Horizons Prize in Physics for work that uses chaos to better understand the links between quantum physics and black holes.
SITP Professor Eva Silverstein tries to address questions about the Big Bang, dark energy or gravity using string theory — physicists’ best guess for how quantum gravity might work.
After the historic announcement of the discovery of gravitational waves from merging black holes by LIGO, Peter Graham answered questions on the discovery and gravitational waves in general at
If a pebble is thrown into a black hole, an observer outside the black hole will see waves of energy diffuse outwards along the event horizon.
In 1974, Hawking put forward the notion that black holes are not truly ‘black’. Instead, a black hole continuously burns and emits all of its mass in the form of thermal radiation.
Many physicists believe that entanglement is the essence of quantum weirdness — and some now suspect that it may also be the essence of space-time geometry.