Black holes in the sky and fundamental physics

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Black holes in the sky and fundamental physics

 12 Jun 2024

ICMS Bayes Centre


  • Ibou Bah, Johns Hopkins


Welcome to the Black holes in the sky and fundamental physics event! Join us at the International Centre for Mathematical Sciences (ICMS) The discovery of colliding black holes by the LIGO and Virgo interferometers, will bring the development of novel observational methods for gravitational-waves With this window to the universe, it is exciting to wonder what new physics will be discovered, and how they will change and inform our fundamental understanding of gravity. In this public talk Ibou Bah will explore how the science of gravitational-waves astronomy reframes the fundamental questions of black holes and gravity

About the speaker

Ibou Bah is an Assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University working on various topics in the intersection of string theory, holography and quantum field theory. He grew up in Senegal and immigrated to US (living in New York City) when he was 13. He completed his undergraduate studies in physics and Mathematics at Lafayette College in PA, and his graduate studies at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor under the supervision of Leopoldo Pando Zayas in 2012. After that, Bah joined the string theory groups at IPhT at Saclay, outside of Paris in France, and at University of Southern California for a joint postdoc. He started his second postdoc in 2015 with Ken Intriligator at UCSD as a UC president’s postdoctoral fellow. In January 2017 he joined the physics and astronomy Department at Johns Hopkins University as a junior faculty.