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Brane and black hole supergravity horizons

Thursday 31st May 2012 - 10:15 to 11:00
Insights into the physics of gauge theories and strings have been gained by looking into the properties of the horizons of brane and black hole supergravity solutions. In this talk, I shall present a systematic exploration of the topology and geometry of such horizons utilizing the recent progress that has been made in the classification of supergravity backgrounds. The focus will be in heterotic, type II and M-horizons.
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University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons