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Black Holes and their Thermodynamics – Overview

Lecturer

About the lecture

Time and place

Thursday 10:00 - 12:00 (c.t.), A450 Theresienstr. 37, Friday 10:00 - 12:00 (c.t.), A449 Theresienstr. 37

News

There will be no lecture on Thursday, December 12, and no tutorial on December 23. 

Moreover, there will be no tutorials on January, 13 and 20. Instead there will be an alternative tutorial on January 10, 4-6pm in room A449.

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Topics

  • Introduction to GR
  • The Schwarzschild Solution
  • Black Hole Thermodynamics and Black Hole Entropy
  • Hawking Radiation - Information puzzle and no hair theorem
  • Charged and Spinning Black Holes
  • Branes in Supergravity and String Theory - the Entropy of BPS Black Holes in String Theory (Strominger, Vafa)
  • Asymptotic Symmetries in GR and possible new solution towards black hole charges

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Literature

Text books and Notes on General Relativity

Notes on Black Holes: