The microscopic description of black holes has been a challenge for more that forty years.
There are now quite a number of promising approaches to solving this problem and the primary goal of this conference and workshop is to bring together experts in these areas to identify synergies, engage in constructive criticism and resolve apparent conflicts. A significant focus will be the dynamics of black-hole microstructure: how infalling matter is scrambled and how information is recovered.
The conference will be held online-only on Monday 6th of June (which is a public holiday in France) and then in person at the IPhT, CEA-Saclay from Tuesday 7th to Friday 10th of June. Every day of the conference will also be broadcast. Registration at the website.
The conference will be followed by a workshop at the IPhT on particular and more technical issues associated with black-hole microstructure.
Organizers: Iosif Bena (IPhT), Andrea Puhm (CNRS, CPHT) and Nick Warner (IPhT, USC)