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2018 Arnold Sommerfeld School

Black Holes and Quantum Information

08.10.2018 – 12.10.2018

The Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics will host a graduate school on ''Black Holes and Quantum Information'' in the period October 8-12, 2018.

Topics include the black hole information problem, complementarity, firewalls, quantum information and black holes, the fuzzball proposal, completeness of black hole spacetimes and the quantum N-portrait.


  • Raphael Bousso (UC Berkeley): Holography in General Spacetimes [Videos]
  • Gia Dvali (LMU Munich): Geometry under microscope [Videos]
  • Stefan Hofmann (LMU Munich): Quantum Completeness versus Classical Incompleteness of Black Holes [Video], [Notes]
  • Samir Mathur (Ohio State University): The fuzzball paradigm [Videos][Slides 1, Slides 2, Slides3]

In addition Steve Giddings (UC Santa Barbara) will give a colloquium at the Arnold Sommerfeld Center during the week of the school: Black holes as harbingers of new gravitational physics [Video], [Slides]



Michael Haack and Dieter Lüst 



Please send a short email to indicating your affiliation, full name and professional status (postdoc, PhD student, master student, ...) before September 10, 2018. There is no fee but you will have to arrange your trip and accommodation yourself. You can find a list of hostels and hotels close to the ASC here. Note that the school takes place just after the Oktoberfest and during a week with a trade fair in Munich. Thus, please book your accommodation early. 





Arnold Sommerfeld Center for Theoretical Physics
Theresienstr. 37
80333 München

Lecture hall: B052

Reachable by underground (take line U3 or U6 to stop Universität or line U2 to stop Theresienstraße) and by tram (take line 27 to stop Pinakotheken).