Black holes, AdS/CFT correspondence, string theory, gravity, conformal field theory


Abstract : Black holes are fascinating objects whose microscopic properties are still not understood. A particular class of black holes are the ones which are maximally charged or maximally rotating. They enjoy a decoupling region close to their horizon, which allows the use of asymptotic techniques to derive their properties. I propose to study black holes from the point of view of holography by deriving an effective model of the black hole microstates in the near-horizon region. This involves mapping the gravitational system to a field theory of a new type, with a chiral version of conformal invariance. Building such chiral conformal field theories is a challenge that will be taken in this thesis, together with investigating string theory embeddings of the microscopic model.
Promoteur/Supervisor : Prof. Compère Geoffrey
Email : gcompere@ulb.ac.be
Site Web/Web site : http://www.ulb.ac.be/sciences/ptm/pmif/gcompere/
Centre de recherche/Research center : Physique Theorique et Mathematique
Faculté/Faculty : Faculty of Sciences/Faculté des Sciences
Ecole doctorale/Graduate Colleges : Science/Sciences
Ecole doctorale thématique/Graduate School (French Only):



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