High Energy Theory Seminar - Bo Sundborg, Stockholm University - Singularities in three-dimensional gravity
Singular geometries are important in 3d gravity. For example, conical singularities represent point particles. There are also more surprising examples that appear naturally in 3d gravity theories. I discuss them in the hope that they will shed light on puzzling issues such as black hole micro-state counting and the existence of minimal quantum gravity theories with a classical limit. Similar solutions arise in the Chern-Simons formulation, in higher spin gravity and in multigravity theories.
Location: PCTS Seminar Room
Date/Time: 01/25/13 at 1:30 pm - 01/25/13 at 3:00 pm
Category: High Energy Theory Seminar