Golden Webinars – Carlo Rovelli – "The Nature and Evolution of Black Holes"

The ‘Golden Webinars in Astrophysics’ series seeks to bring forefront research in astronomy, astrophysics, and cosmology to the public in the English and Spanish language. Our speaker of the Golden Webinar on January 29th, 2021 was Carlo Rovelli. The full title of the talk was “The Nature and Evolution of Black Holes: Implications and Observational Tests from Loop Quantum Gravity”.

[09:58] – beginning of the presentation
[53:58] – beginning of the Q&A

Spanish version: https://youtu.be/kEHJ-nACttE

Dr. Rovelli is a theoretical physicist and author who specializes in the field of quantum gravity. His main contribution to the field of theoretical physics and the reason for why he is known worldwide is his role as one of the founders of the theory of loop quantum gravity. This theory attempts to merge quantum mechanics and general relativity, and proposes that space and time are quantized as energy and momentum are quantized in quantum mechanics. He has worked on the history and philosophy of science and has written many popular science books. Particularly, “Seven Brief Lessons on Physics” has become an international bestseller with translations into 41 languages. Dr. Rovelli has won numerous awards for his scientific achievements and for the public advancement of science. He is a member of Institut Universitaire de France and the International Academy of the Philosophy of Science.

The panel of the ‘Golden Webinar’ on January 29th, 2021 consisted of:
• Carlo Rovelli – speaker
• Patricio Gonzalez (patricio.gonzalez.interprete@gmail.com) – Interpreter
• Thomas H. Puzia – co-host, Faculty at the Institute of Astrophysics (IA)
• Maria Paula Ronco – co-host, postdoctoral fellow at IA
• Ricardo Acevedo – Q&A manager, outreach team IA
• Elizabeth Artur de la Villarmois – postdoctoral fellow at IA
• Max Bañados – Dean of the Faculty of Physics
• Reza Amir Arjomand – Vice-President of Orange County Astronomers
• Marek Demiański – Professor of Physics, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Warsaw University, Poland
• Paul Hoyningen-Huene – Professor of Philosophy in Institute of Philosophy at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany, and Lecturer at the Department of Economics at Universität Zürich
• Adriano Fontana – President of the Large Binocular Telescope Observatory Corporation, Head of Italian National Institute for Astrophysics Division for Optical-IR Astronomy, Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma

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