TASI Lectures on Black Holes in String Theory

  title={TASI Lectures on Black Holes in String Theory},
  author={Amanda W. Peet},
  • Amanda W. Peet
  • Published 2002
This is a write-up of introductory lectures on black holes in string theory given at TASI-99. Topics discussed include: black holes, thermodynamics and the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy, the information problem; supergravity actions, conserved quantum numbers, supersymmetry and BPS states, units, duality and dimensional reduction, solution-generating; extremal M-branes and D-branes, smearing, probe actions, nonextremal branes, the Gregory-Laflamme instability; breakdown of supergravity and the… CONTINUE READING
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