May 14, 2021

Announcing Regular Black Holes in Quantum Gravity and Beyond: From Theory To Shadow Observations

Together with postdocs Raúl Carballo-Rubio (University of Central Florida, US) and Aaron Held (Imperial College London, UK), CP3 researchers Astrid Eichhorn and Roman Gold are organizing the workshop Regular Black Holes in Quantum Gravity and Beyond: From Theory To Shadow Observations.

Now is a defining time for black-hole research on three fronts:

  • First, observations by the Event Horizon Telescope enable horizon-scale-probes of black-hole geometries.
  • Second, studies of regular black holes have given rise to potential observational features on the one hand and questions of dynamical stability on the other hand.
  • Third, several quantum-gravity proposals have motivated regular black-hole metrics.

These developments suggest that it is time to bring the relevant communities together for an intensive discussion of regular black holes, their status in and beyond quantum gravity, and the observational prospects for their shadows. The aim of the workshop is to trigger constructive discussions that engage these different communities that, when brought together, may bridge from fundamental theory development in gravity all the way to observations.

For more information, see the workshop website.