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KTH/Nordita/SU seminar in Theoretical Physics

Anti-de Sitter black holes (a controversy)

by Ingemar Bengtsson (SU Fysikum)



First I sketch how "asymptotically anti-de Sitter" fits into the grand scheme of things.

Then I describe black hole spacetimes of constant curvature. Holst and Peldan classified these, but their result was disputed recently. I resolve this, but is then left with a counterexample to the chronology protection conjecture on my hands.

Finally I will try to argue myself out of this by adding some non-constant curvature.