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Samir Mathur


Samir Mathur is a physicist with a background in string theory, general relativity, and astrophysics. He is best known for developing the Fuzzball conjecture as a resolution of the black hole information paradox, which asserts that the fundamental description of black holes is given by a quantum bound state of matter which has the same size as the corresponding classical black hole—an assertion that strengthens Stephen Hawking’s original version. Mathur obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Bombay, held postdoctoral appointments at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and at Harvard University, and was a junior faculty member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology before becoming a professor at the Ohio State University.

Past Programs Featuring Samir Mathur

Sunday, May 31, 2015 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, May 30, 2015 | 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm