MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR
Black Funnels


Apr
24
2013

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  • Speaker: Benson Way (UCSB)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 04/24/2013
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: Oskar Klein Conference Room (3481 Randall)

  • Description:

    The Hartle-Hawking state of $\mathcal{N}=4$ SYM at strong coupling and large $N$ on a fixed black hole background has two proposed gravitational duals: a black funnel or a black droplet. We construct the black funnel solutions that are dual to the Hartle-Hawking state on a Schwarzschild black hole and on a class of three-dimensional asymptotically flat black hole backgrounds. We compute their holographic stress tensor and argue for the stability of these solutions.


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