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Black Holes, Superstrings, and Holography

Objective

"This project aims to understand certain quantum aspects of black hole physics, in particular its entropy and the degrees of freedom associated with the horizon. The many states in which a black hole can exist can be understood through a ""hologram"" living in one dimension less than the black hole. This idea of a hologram has proved to be very fruitful in recent work in string theory. Our work aims to extend these successes to situations where high curvature effects are important and can be systematically be taken into account. This would advance our understanding of a quantum theory of gravity and provide deep insights into the quantum structure of spacetime."

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/black hole
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/theoretical physics/string theory
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2007-4-2-IIF
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Funding Scheme

MC-IIFR - International incoming fellowships (Return phase)

Coordinator

TATA INSTITUTE OF FUNDAMENTAL RESEARCH*TIFR
Address
Homi Bhabha Road Colaba
400005 400005
India
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Administrative Contact
Spenta Wadia (Prof.)