Partition Functions for Supersymmetric Black Holes

Partition Functions for Supersymmetric Black Holes

eBook - 2008
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This dissertation presents recent discoveries on partition functions for four-dimensional supersymmetric black holes. These partition functions are important tools to explain the entropy of black holes from a microscopic point of view within string theory and M-theory. The results are applied to two central research topics in modern theoretical physics, namely (1) the correspondence between the physics (including gravity) within an Anti-de Sitter space and conformal field theory, and (2) the relation between black holes and topological strings.
Publisher: [Amsterdam] : Amsterdam University Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9789048507801
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ii, 154 pages)


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