Branes, Boxes and Black Holes

31 January 2011
Toby Wiseman
<em> Abstract: I will begin by reviewing the use of Ricci flow and the associated Ricci soliton equation to provide constructive numerical algorithms to find static vacuum black holes. I will then describe recent progress to generalize these methods to stationary black holes. I will present new results found using these methods, firstly on stationary black holes in spherical boxes, and secondly, black holes localized on a Randall-Sundrum brane. The latter case hopefully resolves the validity of a phenomenologically striking and important conjecture, and also has relevance to AdS-CFT. </em>
  • String Theory Seminar