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The extremal black hole/conformal field theory correspondence

Geoffrey Compere (UC Santa Barbara)

15.10.2009 at 16:15 

I will review the status of the recently proposed correspondence between extremal black holes, e.g. the extremal Kerr black hole, and a conformal field theory (CFT) defined in the near-horizon region. I will show that a Virasoro algebra universally appears for extremal black holes and allows to account for their entropy. I will also briefly mention how part of the greybody factors can also be reproduced from a CFT.

Arnold Sommerfeld Center
Theresienstrasse 37
Room 348/349