ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Ruth Gregory (Durham Univ)
Title: Holography and braneworld black holes.
Date (JST): Thu, Apr 02, 2009, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Abstract: Braneworlds are a fascinating way of hiding extra dimensions by confining ourselves to live on a brane. One particular model (Randall-Sundrum) has a link to string theory via living in anti de Sitter space. I'll describe how the ads/cft correspondence has been used to claim that a braneworld black hole would tell us how Hawking radiation back reacts on spacetime, thus solving one of the outstanding problems of quantum gravity - the ultimate fate of an evaporating black hole. I'll review evidence for this conjecture, ending with some recent work that shows it may be problematic.
Contact: Damien Easson