Theoretical Physics Wednesday Seminar: Kiril Hristov

  • Datum: –15.00
  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet Å80127
  • Föreläsare: Kiril Hristov
  • Kontaktperson: Vladimir Procházka
  • Seminarium

Gluing gravitational blocks

The main purpose of the talk (based on 1909.10550) is to introduce the concept of gravitational blocks, basic building blocks used for supergravity observables. They are directly inspired by the holomorphic blocks appearing in the factorization of supersymmetric partition functions in three and four dimensions. In particular I will focus on the use of the gravitational blocks for determining the entropy function of various black holes and black strings in AdS space. The resulting gluing rules give a prediction about the dual field theoretic superconformal and twisted indices.