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The 8th conference on the Theory & Mathematical aspects of Black Holes will be held this spring in Niagara Falls Ontario, Canada from May 10-14 2011. 

Black Holes VIII will be a research-related conference focusing on the latest advances in the theoretical and mathematical aspects of black hole physics. Particular attention will be paid to such mathematically oriented problems as exact black hole solutions of Einstein's equations in higher and lower dimensions, uniqueness theorems, black hole thermodynamics, loop-quantum gravity and string-theoretic approaches to black hole physics, new aspects of gauge-gravity duality, numerical studies of black hole collisions and critical gravitational collapse.

The format will consist of presentations from invited speakers, opportunities for contributed talks, plus free time for discussion of research topics and ideas. Graduate students are particularly welcome to participate.

There will also be time to see the sights of the Niagara region, which is particularly beautiful during the month of May.  Along with the Falls themselves, there is the Niagara Whirlpool, trails along the Niagara Gorge, Theatre at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Brock‚Äôs Monument at Queenston, tours of the Niagara vineyards, and more.