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Geometry & Physics

AdS Black hole entropy from gauge theory
Monday, February 20, 2017
4:00-6:00 PM
4096 East Hall Map
One of the great successes of string theory, as a theory of quantum gravity, is the explanation of the entropy of asymptotically-flat black holes. After reviewing the seminal example of Strominger-Vafa, I will discuss challenges in AdS and the first counting of microstates for black holes in AdS4.

The computation proceeds via supersymmetric localization (applied to holography). Along the way, we will define and compute an index for topologically twisted theories, and explore its connections with gravity. Speaker(s): Francesco Benini (IAS)
Building: East Hall
Event Type: Workshop / Seminar
Tags: Mathematics
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Department of Mathematics