21.05.2024 (Tuesday)

Localization in supergravity

Regular Seminar James Sparks (University of Oxford)

13:30 IC
room Blackett 630

We describe a powerful new technique for computing various physical observables in supergravity, without solving any supergravity equations. Applications include gravitational free energies, black hole entropies, and central charges and other CFT quantities of interest in holography. In the talk I will aim to describe the general idea, and give a flavour of some applications.