Research lectures, seminars and events
The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.
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Events for 6 September 2019
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In this talk I will discuss the dynamics of near-extremal Reissner-Nordstrom black holes in four-dimensional asymptotically AdS spacetime. Working in the spherically symmetric approximation, I will present results about the thermodynamics and the response of the system to a probe scalar field. I will present evidence that the dynamics in the low energy limit is very well captured by the two-dimensional Jackiw-Teitelboim (JT) theory of gravity, to the leading order in the appropriate parameters. The reason behind the efficacy of JT gravity for near-extremal black holes can be understood based on symmetry principles.
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