MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Roberto Emparan (ICREA & U.Barcelona)
Title: Black Holes and Blackfolds in Higher Dimensions
Date: Wed, Feb 04, 2009, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Related File: 39.pdf
Abstract: I'll start with a review of the motivations, goals, and current status of the study of higher-dimensional black holes. Then I'll explain how the main feature behind novel properties of these black holes, compared to four-dimensional ones, is that their horizons can have two characteristic lengths of very different size. A long-distance effective theory (blackfold approach) reveals novel kinds of black objects, but more generally it provides a new organizing framework for the dynamics of higher-dimensional black holes.