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Department of Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Archives

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Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Quantum black holes from gauge/string duality

Presented by Toby Wiseman, Imperial

4 June 2013 16:00 in CLC202

Gauge/string duality arguably provides our best framework for
computing quantum properties of gravity and black holes from first
principles. In the simplest instances it reformulates the problem of
understanding a quantum gravity black hole in terms of understanding
certain (rather special) gauge theories at finite temperature. I will
review this surprising and powerful duality, and then discuss progress
over the last 5 years in both analytic and numerical attempts to
directly solve such gauge theories with the aim of performing direct
quantum gravity calculations.

Contact d.g.cerdeno@durham.ac.uk or p.e.dorey@durham.ac.uk for more information

Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).