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Regular Seminar Francesco au:Benini'><span class='hl'>Francesco</span> Benini (Imperial College)
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. I will present, instead, a counting of the microstates of certain black holes in AdS4. The black holes have an holographic description as RG flows from a 3D CFT to superconformal quantum mechanics, and the counting of microstates proceeds via supersymmetric localization. Along the way, we will define and compute an index for topologically twisted theories, and propose an extremization principle to determine the superconformal R-symmetry in quantum mechanics.
Regular Seminar Francesco au:Benini'><span class='hl'>Francesco</span> Benini (SISSA)
room Huxley 503
I present new analytic solutions of type IIB supergravity with fully backreacting D7-branes describing the addition of an arbitrary number of flavors to the Klebanov-Tseytlin and Klebanov-Strassler theories. I provide a detailed analysis of the field theory and of the duality cascade which describes its RG flow, Seiberg duality is understood as a large gauge transformation in supergravity. Moreover the string background suggests that the UV behavior is a duality wall.