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Quantum Gravity and Black Holes

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Sep 10 2018
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.
Dec 3 2017

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.

Jul 7 2017

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.

Nov 18 2016

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

The first It From Qubit collaboration workshop and summer school was held at the Perimeter Institute in

Dec 30 2015

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.

Nov 30 2015
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.
Nov 16 2015

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.

Oct 27 2015
Circumventing a no-go theorem established in 1977 by nonlinearly realized supersymmetry, the authors construct for the first time a pure (without additional fields) N=1 supergravity with positive cosmological constant.


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