Past Event

Garrett Goon - Carnegie-Mellon University

September 23, 2019
2:10 PM - 3:10 PM
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. 

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.