The Shape of Space, from Black Holes to the Universe
Laboratory Universe & Theories (LUTH)
The description of the shape of our physical space at various scales (length scales or energy scales) involves a rich variety of geometrical models, each depending on the underlying physical theory. Imaging distorted space and time by gravitational and quantum fields is a big challenge of modern fundamental physics. I shall discuss such space representations for describing the shape of space around black holes, next the global shape of our universe in the framework of cosmic topology, and eventually give hints on the shape of space-time at the quantum scale. Striking movies and color visualizations will be displayed.