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Regular Seminar Kiril Hristov (INRNE, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences)
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In this talk I discuss some work in progress concerning higher-derivative (HD) terms in 4d supergravity. In particular we'll focus on the simplest case of 4-derivative terms appearing in minimal gauged supergravity. This choice minimizes the freedom in the HD terms to two arbitrary constants, which can be determined by a holographic match. This gives a prediction about the reduction of 11d HD terms on S^7. We then derive holographic predictions for the first subleading terms of various supersymmetric partition functions in their expansion of the gauge group rank, N. Additionally we are able to evaluate the on-shell action for non-BPS solutions in supergravity, allowing us to discuss black hole thermodynamics in the presence of HD terms. (To request the Zoom link send email with empty text and subject "talk" to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Regular Seminar Kiril Hristov (Milano Bicocca)
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The microscopic description of the 4 dimensional supersymmetric (or BPS) black holes in flat space has already been well understood via the AdS/CFT correspondence on the black hole horizon. In this talk I address the similar problem of finding the dual description for the static BPS black holes in AdS_4 embeddable in M-theory. The gravity picture of an interpolation between asymptotic AdS_4 and AdS_2xS^2 on the horizon can be understood as a renormalization group (RG) flow between a 3d and a 1d superconformal field theory. I discuss in some detail both the gravity and the field theory side, providing evidence for their match. At the end I present a proposal for the 1d CFT states that make up the black hole entropy.