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L_{Planck} = c^5 / G = 3.6 X 10^{52} W

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This is the only quantity with units of power, or luminosity, which can be formed from the universal constants: h, G, and c. It has been conjectured that it is, in fact, the maximum possible luminosity for any physical process. I will discuss the motivation for such a maximum luminosity conjecture and the surprising link with black holes and event horizons. I will present the results of a range of calculations designed to test the robustness of this conjecture.

This talk is part of the Astrophysics Seminars series.

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