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  • 10. december 2018, kl. 13:30

    PhD defense by Marco Sanchioni

    Blackfold and nonAdS HolographyThe first part of the talk will be devoted to developments in the study of higher-dimensional black holes, using in particular the blackfold approach which is an effective theory describing these black hole and brane solutions. I will first give  an introduction to the blackfold approach. Then I will present new results applying the blackfold effective theory to black holes in non-trivial backgrounds and finding novel charged and spinning black holes. The second part of the talk is concerned with holographic applications of black hole solutions, starting with a review of  Lifshitz Holography and providing new results concerning a class of black brane solutions in Lifshitz spacetimes that have a non-zero momentum. Advisor:  Niels Obers (NBI),  Co-advisor: Jay Armas (Univ. of Amsterdam)Commiittee: Troels Harmark (chair, NBI), Maria Jose Rodriguez (AEI Postdam & Utah Univ), Larus Thorlacius (Iceland Univ. & Stockholm Univ.)   » Læs mere