03.03.2005 (Thursday)

Black Holes, the AdS correspondence, black rings and thermodynamics

Regular Seminar Malcolm Perry (Cambridge)

16:00 IC
room H503

I will discuss the philosophy of the Euclidean field theory approach to black hole thermodynamics. I will then illustrate some of the difficulties presented by rotating black holes in AdS. Next, I will relate these results to the AdS-CFT correspondence. Finally, I will discuss the question of black rings, and make some heterodox comments on the difficulties that they pose for the Euclidean formulation.