DO BLACK HOLES OBEY THEOREMS?
Much of Professor Gregory's work is about various aspects of black holes - how they can be unstable in higher dimensions, how they might cause the catastrophic decay of our universe, or cosmic strings as black hole hair. She will discuss what a black hole is, what theorems we do know about black holes, and how "theorems" sometimes come in strange forms in theoretical physics.
Ruth Gregory is a Professor in Mathematics and Physics at Durham
University, UK. She received her BA in Mathematics from Trinity College Cambridge in 1984, and her PhD from DAMTP, Cambridge in 1988.
Following post-docs in Fermilab and the University of Chicago, she returned to Cambridge, then moved to Durham on a Royal Society Research Fellowship. Her research interests lie at the interface of
gravity, high energy particle physics and cosmology.
In 2006 she was awarded the Institute of Physics Maxwell Medal, and in 2011 a Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award. She has served on several research council panels, advisory panels and editorial boards. She is currently a Managing Editor of International Journal of Modern Physics D, and lectures regularly for the Perimeter Scholars Program at the Perimeter Institute. She is best known for the Gregory–Laflamme instability, describing an instability of black strings in higher dimensions.
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