Stephen Hawking and other renowned physicists will be attending a conference on Hawking Radiation during the week of August 24-29 in Stockholm, Sweden. The purpose of the conference is to discuss whether singularities exist in black holes and the role that Hawking radiation may play in their existence. The event was initiated by UNC Professor Laura Mersini-Houghton who also serves on the organizing committee, and is co-sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics at the University of Cambridge and the Julian Schwinger Foundation. UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt will deliver remarks prior to Professor Hawking’s public lecture on Monday, August 24.
The full announcement from UNC Global can be found here.