John A. Lynch Lecture Series: Black Holes, Thermodynamics, and Information Loss

Location: 118 Nieuwland Science Hall (View on map )

Robert M. Wald, Ph.D., the Charles H. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in the Department of Physics at Enrico Fermi Institute and the University of Chicago, will review black hole thermodynamics and the status of information loss as a black hole loses mass and evaporates completely in a finite time.

Wald is a physicist who specializes in general relativity and the thermodynamics of black holes. He has published more than 100 research papers on general relativity and quantum theory in curved spacetimes.