Seminars and Workshops Black Hole Chemistry


Topic of Research Seminar: Black Hole Chemistry

Abstract: Understanding of thermodynamic behavior of black holes using the concepts of chemistry will be discussed in this talk. To establish the complete correspondence between the thermodynamics of an ordinary system and the thermodynamics of black holes, recent proposals suggest the identification of the mass of a black hole as the chemical enthalpy of an ordinary thermodynamic system. Similarly, the negative cosmological constant, surface gravity, and horizon area of a black hole are identified as the pressure, temperature, and entropy of a thermodynamic system. Consequently, black holes behave analogously to a variety of everyday phenomena. This allows an understanding of black holes using concepts of chemistry such as Van der Waals fluids, phase transitions, etc.

Subject Field of Topic: General Relativity

Name of Speaker: Dr. Jamil Ahmed

Professorial Rank of Speaker: Assistant Professor

Affiliation of Speaker: National University of Technology-NUTECH

Date and Venue: October 26, 2022 at 1530 hrs, School of Natural Sciences (SNS), SNS Old building CR # 303, NUST Islamabad Campus