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Black Holes as Gravitational Atoms — Asimina Arvanitaki

Perimeter Institute Faculty member Asimina Arvanitaki explains how black holes can be though of as nature’s particle accelerators, and how we may be able to discover new particles — perhaps even dark matter — through detection of the gravitational waves black holes create.


Perimeter researchers have solved a long-standing problem in quantum field theory by mathematically “cutting soap bubbles into pieces.”

/June 3, 2014

Could black holes be the universe’s own accelerator experiments, churning out signals that may unveil exotic new particles – perhaps even the elusive dark matter?

/November 27, 2015

Researchers are using surprising ideas and mathematical tools originating in string theory to guide research into strange materials that are cropping up in condensed matter laboratories.

/June 3, 2014