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Oskar Klein Memorial Lecture 2014



  The 2014
             Memorial Lecture

Andrew Strominger

Conformal Symmetry in the Sky

Recent observations suggest the sky contains black holes whose horizons are spinning at nearly the speed of light. General relativity implies that the dynamics very near the horizon of such extreme black holes is governed by an enhanced infinite-dimensional conformal symmetry - identical to the enhanced symmetry observed near the critical points of a variety of condensed matter systems. Potential observational consequences of this symmetry are explored.

Thursday November 19 2014 at 15.15 in the Oskar Klein Auditorium, AlbaNova, Stockholm.

Andrew Strominger
Photo credit: Joakim Edsjö

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