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136.029 Black Holes II
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2016S, VU, 2.0h, 3.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 3.0
  • Type: VU Lecture and Exercise

Aim of course

Black Holes have advanced to the forefront of current research in various disciplines: besides the obvious ones, general relativity, mathematical physics and astrophysics, also string theory, quantum chromodynamics, cosmology, computational physics, quantum gravity and even part of condensed matter physics devote a signi cant fraction of their resources to the study of Black Holes. It is thus both a fascinating and timely subject to investigate. The main purpose of this lecture is a treatment of advanced topics/current research topics in black hole physics.

Subject of course

  • Global structure of black holes: horizons and singularities
  • Dimensionally reduced black holes I: 2D gravity
  • Action principle and asymptotic boundaries
  • Dimensionally reduced black holes II: 3D gravity
  • Asymptotically Anti-de Sitter (AdS) spacetimes
  • BTZ black holes
  • Brown-Henneaux boundary conditions
  • Asymptotic symmetry algebras/Virasoro algebra
  • Holographic renormalization & Brown-York stress tensor
  • Black holes in AdS space & Hawking-Page transition
  • Gedankenexperiments and black hole thermodynamics
  • Hawking effect, black hole evaporation and information paradox
  • Quantum gravity
  • ... and possibly further selected recent research topics

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Thu10:00 - 12:0010.03.2016 - 17.03.2016Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu10:00 - 12:0012.05.2016 - 30.06.2016Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Black Holes II - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Thu10.03.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu17.03.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu12.05.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu19.05.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu02.06.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu09.06.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu16.06.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu23.06.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller
Thu30.06.201610:00 - 12:00Sem.R. DA grün 03 C Black Holes II - Grumiller

Course registration

Not necessary

Curricula

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Previous knowledge

the lecture Black Holes I is a necessary pre-requisite (or, equivalently, good knowledge in General Relativity/basics of black hole physics)

Preceding courses

Miscellaneous

Language

English