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8 August 2016 to 2 September 2016
Nordita, Stockholm
Europe/Stockholm timezone

Aspects of higher spin black holes

26 Aug 2016, 11:00
Room FB53 (Nordita, Stockholm)

Room FB53

Nordita, Stockholm


Dr Juan Jottar (ETH Zurich)


We discuss various aspects of three-dimensional higher spin black holes, in the context of the AdS_3/CFT_2 correspondence. In particular, we describe how to exploit the Chern-Simons formulation of higher spin theories in AdS_3 in order to derive properties of 2d CFTs with extended symmetry algebras, in the semiclassical (large central charge) limit. We will mainly focus on 2d CFTs with W- symmetry, and comment on how to derive their thermodynamic and modular transformation properties, entanglement entropy, supersymmetry and BPS bounds, by studying black hole solutions in the dual Chern-Simons theories.

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