Harvard's Dr. Delilah Gates joins to discuss the fascinating & foreboding subject of black holes! Black holes are mysterious objects that have perplexed humanity for centuries, yet Delilah reveals new perspectives on their most inscrutable properties via in-depth studies of their spins, entropy, event horizons & more.

Dr. Delilah Gates is Harvard's second African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in physics. Before joining Harvard, she earned two Bachelors of Science degrees: one in physics and one in math, from the University of Maryland, College Park. She studies high-spin black holes and gravity working to analytically characterize observational signatures of near extremal Kerr black holes using the emergent near-horizon conformal symmetry. Her interests include (near) extremal black hole geometries, black hole binaries, AdS/CFT correspondence, and black hole entropy. Find her on the web at https://bhi.fas.harvard.edu/people/delilah-gates

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00:00 Introduction

01:00 The Most Fascinating Thing

01:42 Could black holes be dark matter?

02:00 Crash Course: Black Hole History

05:00 The Information Loss Paradox

06:27 The Holographic Principle

09:00 Can you create a Black Hole in the Lab?

11:00 What's a Black Hole made of?

12:50 Are black holes primordial?

13:00 Are some black holes primordial, created in the Big Bang?

14:15 The Black Hole Diet?

14:30 Spaghettification!

15:30 Growing up and becoming a PhD student

20:00 The Nobel Prize, Barry Barish, Albert Einstein, and the Imposter Syndrome!

23:00 Happy Father's Day to Prof. S. James Gates

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