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Monday, September 23, 2019

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12pm
Philip Kim - Harvard

Philip Kim - Harvard

Date: 
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 12:30pm
Location: 
Pupin Hall Theory Center, 8th Floor

 

Title & abstract TBA

About the speaker

Philip Kim is Professor of Physics and Professor Applied Physics at Harvard University. Professor Kim is a world leading scientist in the area of materials research. His research area is experimental condensed matter physics with an emphasis on physical properties and applications of nanoscale low-dimensional materials.  The focus of Prof. Kim’s group research is the mesoscopic investigation of transport phenomena, particularly, electric, thermal and thermoelectrical properties of low dimensional nanoscale materials.

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09/23/2019 - 12:30pm
 
2pm
Garrett Goon - Carnegie-Mellon University

Garrett Goon - Carnegie-Mellon University

Date: 
Mon, 09/23/2019 - 2:10pm
Location: 
Pupin Hall Theory Center, 8th Floor

 

"Linking Corrections to Entropy and Extremality"

I will prove that the leading perturbative corrections to the entropy and extremality bounds of black holes are directly proportional to each other, generically.  This fact is intimately related to the Weak Gravity Conjecture, as I will discuss. The proof is purely thermodynamic and applies to systems beyond the gravitational realm. 

About the speaker

Garrett Goon is a research associate (postdoc) in Carnegie Mellon University’s Physics department working with Riccardo Penco and Ira Rothstein.  Garrett's research interests involve the application of Quantum Field Theory to gravitational problems.

More details on Garrett's research can be found here.

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