Experience LMU: “Einstein Goes to Hollywood: The Science and Fiction of Warp Drives, Time Travel, and Black Holes”

    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 at 5:00 PM until 6:00 PMPacific Daylight Time

    Jonas Mureika, Ph.D.
    Chair and Professor of Physics
    LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering

    Dr. Mureika spent much of his academic training at the University of Toronto, where he earned his B.Sc. in astronomy and physics and Ph.D. specializing in theoretical cosmology. He also holds an M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo where he studied particle physics. His research is focused on modified theories of gravitation, from implications for early Universe cosmology, to micro black hole formation in high energy particle collisions.

    One such proposal that Dr. Mureika has helped advance is the idea that at high energies, the effective dimensionality of space decreases. A novel implication of this theory is that the universe was effectively one-dimensional in the moments following the Big Bang. Dr. Mureika is currently interested in the observational signatures of quantum gravity that might arise in future experiments, including LIGO gravitational wave detections, and imaging of supermassive black holes through the Event Horizon Telescope.

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