# (17.11.) AdS4 black holes and 3d gauge theories

Alberto Zaffaroni (Milano)

17.11.2016 at 16:15

One of the great success of string theory is the microscopical explanation of the entropy of a class of asymptotically flat black holes. Much less is known

about asymptotically AdS black holes in four dimensions or higher. In this talk I explain how to derive the entropy of a class of asymptotically AdS

supersymmetric black holes in four dimensions using holography. The counting of black hole micro-states is related to a counting of states in the dual 3d gauge theory which can be explicitly performed using localization.

Arnold Sommerfeld Center

Theresienstrasse 37

Room 348