Black Holes and Thermodynamics: What Does it Take for a Mere Analogy to Become Something Close to an Identity?

Event Details
BHI Colloquium
Date: 05 Dec 2017
Location: Cambridge, MA
Funding Area: Natural Sciences
The speakers will argue that an identity between black holes and thermodynamic systems should not be judged on the basis of formal similarities between equations, but on the basis of more fundamental conceptions like thermal equilibration.