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Maths HEP Lunchtime Seminars: The Blackfold Approach

Presented by Joan Camps, Durham

16 March 2012 13:00 in CM221

The Blackfold Approach is an effective theory for higher
dimensional black holes. In this approach black holes are described as
materials: they are characterised by speeds of sound, viscosities and
elastic moduli. I will explain how to derive this effective theory from
first principles in General Relativity by generalising techniques
developed in AdS/CFT contexts. Apart from its intrinsic interest, this
approach is a dramatic simplification of the Einstein equations that can
be used to tackle important open problems of higher dimensional Gravity.

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