MS Seminar (Mathematics - String Theory)

Speaker: Jan de Boer (University of Amsterdam)
Title: Some recent results on microstate geometries.
Date: Wed, Jun 01, 2011, 15:30 - 17:00
Place: Seminar Room A
Abstract: I will briefly summarize the main physical rationale for and status of so-called microstate geometries which have played an important role in improving our understanding of black holes. Then I will discuss some new results, in particular a new class of hairy black holes and new supertube solutions, and some open problems.