Mar 11 – 15, 2024
University of The Bahamas
America/Nassau timezone

The purpose of the conference Black Holes & Cosmology is to bring together world-renowned experts as well as junior researchers working on theoretical and observational aspects of black holes, particularly (but not limited to) their rôle in cosmology.

Topics include:

  • Dark Matter
  • Structure Formation
  • Primordial Black Holes
  • Gravitational-Wave Astronomy
  • Quantum Aspects of Black Holes

This event will take place at the University of The Bahamas in Nassau between the 11th and 15th of March 2024. We look forward to meet you!

The opening talk of the conference will be given by Nobel Laureate Professor Reinhard Genzel (Director of the Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics).

Amidst the conference, on Thursday the 14th of March at 16:30 local time, there will be a public lecture on "The Universe", held by Professor Matt Caplan (State University of Illinois) — a prolific science writer, having written about 100 videos for YouTube channels including Kurzgesagt and PBS Spacetime with total view counts near 900 million. 

The conference poster can be downloaded here.

Confirmed Invited Speakers:

  • Andreas Albrecht (UC Davis)
  • Earl Bellinger (Yale University)
  • Gianfranco Bertone (University of Amsterdam, GRAPPA)
  • Alessandra Buonanno (Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam)
  • Matt Caplan (Illinois State University)
  • Nico Cappelluti (University of Miami)
  • Bernard Carr (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Gia Dvali (Max Planck Institute for Physics & LMU Munich)
  • Alexander Dolgov (Novosibirsk State University & University of Ferrara)
  • Glennys Farrar (New York University)
  • Juan García-Bellido (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)
  • Reinhard Genzel (Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, UC Berkeley)
  • Michael Hawkins (Royal Observatory, Edinburgh)
  • David Kaiser (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Sasha Kashlinsky (NASA)
  • William Kinney (University at Buffalo)
  • Julien Lavalle (University of Montpellier)
  • Michela Mapelli (Centre for Astronomy of Heidelberg University)
  • Deyan Mihaylov (Case Western Reserve University)
  • Emil Mottola (University of New Mexico)
  • Samaya Nissanke (University of Amsterdam, GRAPPA)
  • Hernando Quevedo (National Autonomous University of Mexico)
  • Pearl Sandick (University of Utah)
  • Subir Sarkar (University of Oxford)
  • Ravi Sheth (University of Pennsylvania)
  • Lárus Thorlacius (University of Iceland)
  • Hai-Bo Yu (UC Riverside)

Organisational Committee:

  • Florian Kühnel (Max Planck Institute for Physics & LMU) [Chair]
  • Jaco de Swart (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
  • Katherine Freese (The University of Texas at Austin)
  • Eduardo Guendelman (BGU & FIAS & BASIC)
  • Pandora Johnson (University of The Bahamas)
  • Alexander Kashlinsky (NASA)
  • Claude McNamarah (University of The Bahamas)
  • Remo Ruffini (Università Roma La Sapienza)
  • Carlton Watson (University of The Bahamas)

  • BASIC = Bahamas Advanced Study Institute and Conferences
  • BGU = Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • FIAS = Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies
  • LMU = Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
  • NASA = National Aeronautics and Space Administration


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