Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: Quantum black holes from gauge/string duality
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.
Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).