From astrophysics to high-energy physics, from information theory to quantum gravity, black holes have acquired an ever increasing role in fundamental physics, and are now part of the terminology of many important branches of observational, theoretical and mathematical physics.

The Black Holes Workshops gather researchers working on mathematical and physical problems of gravitation, both in its classical and quantum aspects, as well as on superstrings, cosmology and astrophysics, and stimulate the interaction between them.

The tenth edition of the Black Holes Workshop invites researchers on black holes in all their aspects to participate, and will be held at the University of Aveiro in 18-19 December 2017.

These meetings are informal, involving typically around 50 participants and there is no registration fee.

The workshop will consist of contributed talks by the participants. The durations of the talks will be 12+3 minutes (to be confirmed).

Previous meetings:

- Porto (2008)

- Lisbon (2009)

- Minho (2010)

- Aveiro (2011)

- Lisbon (2012)

- Minho (2013)

- Aveiro (2014)

- Lisbon (2015)

- Minho (2016)

Black Hole workshop series webpage


The black holes workshops include, since 2015, the Annual General Assembly of the Portuguese Society for Relativity and Gravitation , and, since 2016, the award cerimony for the Alberto Prize for a young researcher in this scientific area. This year's edition celebrates the 100 years of the Cosmological Constant.

There will also be a special session dedicated to the 60th anniversary of Professor José S. Lemos (IST-Lisbon), celebrating his contributions to black hole physics and to the development of this research area in Portugal.