MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Max Riegler (Université libre de Bruxelles)
Title: Warped Black Holes in Lower-Spin Gravity
Date: Tue, Dec 04, 2018, 13:15 - 14:45
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: In this talk I will talk about recent work (1801.07263) showing that (spacelike) warped AdS_3 black hole solutions can be consistently described in a lower-spin gravity theory. This model provides a very simple playground to explore warped black holes and at the same time warped conformal field theories at finite temperature. I will put an emphasis on the basic ideas that are needed to translate geometric statements into a gauge-theoretic language as well as how to compute the thermodynamic properties of warped black holes in this theory.
Remarks: Blackboard talk