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Physics Colloquium: Carlos Herdeiro (Campus de Santiago, Portugal), Title: "How about (not a) black hole?" - Testing the Universality of the black hole and Kerr hypotheses

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
Loomis Lab 141 and via Zoom
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Oct 12, 2022   4:00 pm   5:00pm
Speaker
Carlos Herdeiro (Campus de Santiago, Portugal)
Contact
Kelly Darr
E-Mail
khdarr@illinois.edu
Phone
12173007821
Views
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

There is a scientific consensus about the reality of black holes as key ingredients of the physical Universe. Yet, both the inability to
observationally proof the “BH hypothesis” and its challenging and far-reaching theoretical consequences, demand a thorough scrutiny of its alternatives.

In this spirit, a variety of horizonless exotic compact objects (ECOs) have been proposed: the “ECO hypothesis”. Any putative ECO model must overcome theoretical and observational tests to become a contender, either replacing or co-existing, with black holes. In this colloquium we will discuss key challenges for the ECO hypothesis as well as opportunities emerging from a putative lack of Universality of the black hole (and in particular Kerr black hole) hypothesis.

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