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Extremal and Nonextremal Kerr/CFT Correspondences

QMAP Seminar

Speaker: Steve Carlip, Phys Dept, UCDavis
Location: 2112 MSB
Start time: Wed, Jan 26 2011, 3:10PM

The recently proposed extremal Kerr/CFT correspondence describes black hole thermodynamics in terms of a dual conformal field theory at the horizon. As originally formulated, the method applies only to extremal black holes, that is, black holes with the maximum possible spin. I will describe two variations applicable to nonextremal black holes, one in which the entropy is split between the inner and outer horizons and one in which the relevant degrees of freedom live on a stretched Killing horizon.