15.03.2021 (Monday)

Lonti: Gravity and black holes in AdS

Regular Seminar Toby Wiseman (IC)

11:15 Other
room Online

This is the live session included as part of the LonTI lecture on Gravity and black holes in AdS. Please register at https://lonti.weebly.com/registration.html to receive joining instructions for this live session which will be held via Zoom.Gravity in asymptotic AdS spacetimes behaves in many ways quite differently to the usual asymptotically flat situation we are usually introduced to. It is very important in understanding the AdS-CFT correspondence, and many of these differences to the flat setting have important implications. In this lecture and the problem sheet I will introduce AdS spacetime, asymptotic AdS spacetimes and then focus on the physics of black holes in AdS. For the simplest static black holes we will explore their behaviour, the implications for AdS-CFT and introduce some basic calculational tools to study them.