The Making of a Black Hole

By cjohnson | October 17, 2005 8:05 pm

brane pictureIn my recent humourous post about black hole applications, I had a couples of serious links. I mentioned, for example, the fact that they (some large classes of them) can be described in string theory as being made of objects called D-branes, objects of which I’ve previously spoken on this blog. (Depiction, right.)

Well, if you’d like to read further, note that on P.P.Cook’s Tangent Space, you’ll find a recent long post talking about this way of describing black holes -and consequently understanding their properties-, giving lots of useful background, with links, and also describing a recent seminar by Atish Dabholkar on new research in this area.

This area is (arguably) one of string theory’s most successful sets of results so far, so it’s worth getting a sense of what it’s about, if you’re that way inclined.

-cvj

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  • http://eskesthai.blogspot.com/2005/09/cft-and-tomato-soup-can.html Plato

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    As a layman, there are puzzling questions that are sitting on my mind, and I show these.

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