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Strominger's recent research has focused on universal aspects of black holes and horizons, which do not depend on detailed microphysical assumptions. A new conformal symmetry of rapidly spinning black holes was discovered and used to explain how they holographically store quantum information. Strominger and coworkers found a mathematically precise mathematical relation between the Navier-Stokes and Einstein equation demonstrating that horizons evolve as incompressible fluids and providing a bridge between fluid dynamics and general relativity. Very recent efforts have addressed the quantum structure of the cosmological horizons which likely surround us.

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Section 13: Physics