Aspects of the black hole/string transition (Oct. 9, 2021)

  • Published: 2021-10-07

Time:  9:50am  (UTC/GMT+8:00, Beijing/Shanghai), Oct. 9 (Sat.) , 2021

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Meeting ID: 860 2704 4302

Password: 123789


Speaker:  Yiming Chen (Princeton)



It has long been speculated that a black hole in string theory turns into highly excited strings close to the Hagedorn temperature. Gravitational attraction pulls different parts of the string together, forming a star-like configuration. In this talk, I will review the properties of a concrete solution of this kind, first discovered by Horowitz and Polchinski. I will discuss whether the Horowitz-Polchinski solution can be smoothly connected with the black hole as worldsheet CFTs. I will also discuss how the story can be generalized to charged cases, as well as its implication on the near extremal limit.


[Free discussion in the afternoon]