Chennai Mathematical Institute


3.30 PM
Black holes in string theory

Amitabh Virmani
IOP, Bhubhaneswar.


Black holes are our best guide towards understanding properties of a quantum theory of gravity. On one hand, the study of black holes has revolutionized our understanding of string theory as a whole, and on the other hand string theory has come a long way in addressing puzzles associated with black holes. In this talk I will provide an overview of these exciting developments and the context in which my recent works fit.