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Durham University

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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

Scientific Study of Manuscripts and Inscriptions (SSoMI) Summer School

9:00am to 5:00pm, Durham University

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Scientific Study of Manuscripts and Inscriptions (SSoMI) 360 Workshop

9:00am to 5:00pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre

Ashish Shukla: Near-extremal black holes and Jackiw-Teitelboim gravity

1:00pm, CM101

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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