15.11.2017 (Wednesday)

Black Hole Microstates in String Theory

Regular Seminar David Turton (Southampton University)

13:15 KCL
room K4.31

The Information Paradox represents a strong consistency challenge for any quantum theory of gravity. The study of black hole internal structure in String Theory offers the potential to resolve this paradox. I will give an overview of recent work on constructing families of smooth horizonless supergravity solutions describing black hole microstates. Where applicable, I will present a holographic description of these solutions. I will also discuss the physics of an observer falling into a black hole.