# MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINARBlack Funnels

Apr
24
2013

• 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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