26.10.2021 (Tuesday)

Black hole microstates from the worldsheet

Regular Seminar David Turton (Southampton)

14:00 IC
room Huxley 342

I will describe recent studies of bound states of NS5 branes carrying momentum and/or fundamental string charge, in the decoupling limits leading to little string theory and to AdS3/CFT2 duality. This work involves a class of exactly solvable worldsheet models that describe families of BPS and non-BPS black hole microstates. These models have enabled studies of string and D-brane probes of these microstates, yielding insight into their stringy structure in the gravitational bulk description.