Regular Seminar Jose Edelstein (University of Santiago de Compostela)
room Lecture Theatre
Lovelock theory is the natural extension of general relativity to higher dimensions. It can be also thought of as a toy model for ghost-free higher curvature gravity. It admits a family of AdS vacua, most (but not all) of them supporting black holes, that display interesting features such as a generalized variant of the Hawking-Page phase transition. This provides an appealing arena to explore different holographic aspects in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence which I will discuss in this talk.