Program Name:Lecture Series on The Black hole Information Paradox


Prof. Samir D. Mathur
Ohio State University, USA

Preparatory material for the course

Gravitation is manifested as curvature of spacetime. In particular, gravity affects the causal structure of spacetime. This can lead to the existence of regions which are causally inaccessible to a class of observers. An example of such a region is the portion of spacetime inside the event horizon of a black hole. Classically black holes do not emit anything, but once we include quantum effects, black holes are allowed to emit thermal radiation and thereby lose their mass. The existence of Hawking radiation seems to suggests that quantum evolution in the presence of a black hole could be non unitary and this leads to the black hole information loss paradox. The resolution of this paradox is a major issue in theoretical physics and requires the understanding of the quantum dynamics of gravity.

This course will explain the formulation of black hole information loss paradox, and present a solution using string theory. It will also discuss several other proposals for resolving the paradox.

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About the Faculty:
Prof. Samir Mathur is a physicist who has spent over two decades working on the black hole information paradox. He has proposed that this paradox is resolved because the structure of black holes is radically altered in string theory: Instead of having all their mass at their center, black holes are “fuzzballs” with no regular horizon or singularity. Mathur is now applying these new insights to understanding the singularity at the origin of the Universe—the Big Bang. Prof. Mathur obtained his Ph.D. at the Tata Institute in Bombay, held postdoctoral appointments at the Tata Institute and Harvard, was a junior faculty at MIT, and is now a professor at Ohio State.

Other Invited Speakers during the workshop:
Amitabh Virmani, IOPB
Alok Laddha, CMI, Chennai.
Gautam Mandal, TIFR, Mumbai

Dates: June 27th, 2016 to July 8th, 2016

Course Fee: Rs. 500/- per person. The course fee covers conference material only.

Local Hospitality Charges: Rs. 1800/- per person  (for the whole duration of the course) which includes Lunch and refreshments only.

Accommodation Charge: Single room Guest house accommodation: Rs. 600/- per person per day, Shared Guest house accommodation: Rs. 300/- per person per day. Hostel accommodation (single): Rs. 75 per person per day.

The list of selected participants for this lecture course are:

Name Affiliation
Alok Laddha  Chennai Mathematical Institute
Amitabh Virmani Institute Of Physics, Bhubaneshwar
Anuj Kumar Dubey  Assam University Silchar 
Anupam A H The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Arjun H The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Arnab Priya Saha Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Arpan Kundu Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Avijit Chowdhury IISER Kolkata
Avik Banerjee Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata
Bidisha Chakarbarty Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar
D. Jaffino Stargen IIT Madras
Debangshu Mukherjee Chennai Mathematical Institute
Debsuvra Ghosh IISER Mohali
Deepali Mishra NISER
Devesh Kumar Centre for Excellence in Basic Sciences, Mumbai
Dharm Veer Singh Centre for Theoretical Physics Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
Eak Raj Paudel Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Faizuddin Ahmed Gauhati University, Assam
Fazlay Ahmed Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi
K P Yogendran IISER Tirupati
Kedar Shrikrishna Kolekar Chennai Mathematical Institute
Krishnakanta Bhattacharya IIT Guwahati
Manoranjan Samal IIT Kharagpur
Mayank Narang Tata Institute of fundamental research, Mumbai
Meghendra Singh Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam Technical University 
Naresh Adhikari Central Department of Physics, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Nirmalya Kajuri IIT Madras
Prafulla Oak  Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Pratik Chattopadhyay IISER Mohali
Pratik Roy Institute of Physics, Bhubaneshwar
Pushkal Shrivastava ICTS-TIFR
Safir TK National Institute of Technology, Karnataka
Sk Ashif Akram IIT Bombay
Soham Bhattacharyya IISER Thiruvananthapuram
Sorna Prava Barik IIT Kharagpur
Srijit Bhattacharjee Institute Of Physics, Bhubaneshwar
Subhajit Barman IISER Kolkata
Subhashree Swain Pondicherry University
Sumanta Chakraborty IUCAA, Pune
Vinay Vaibhav Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai
Krishnamohan Parattu        IUCAA, Pune
Bhatt Tusharkumar Natavarlal IPR, Gandhinagar
Chiranjeeb Singha IISER Kolkata
Note:Selected candidates will be notified by an email with all the information regarding payments etc.

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