Samir Mathur (Ohio State University) Samir Mathur
Black holes are central to the study of string theory. First, we must understand how string theory solves the information puzzle found by Hawking; this direction explores the fundamental structure of spacetime. Second, one finds an intriguing extension of the idea that surface area measures entropy -- the Ryu-Takayanagi relation between surface area and entanglement entropy. Lastly, the AdS/CFT duality map relates the gravitational dynamics of black holes to the thermodynamical behavior of condensed matter systems. I will briefly summarize some of the progress in these directions over the past few years.
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Samir Mathur (Ohio State University)