17-28 June 2019
Europe/Zurich timezone

Phases of little string theory and fuzzballs

19 Jun 2019, 14:00
4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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Stefano Massai (University of Chicago)


Resolved A-type singularities admit an exact description in worldsheet string theory that regularises the linear dilaton throat dual to little string theory. A generalisation of this mechanism offers a weakly coupled description of “fuzzball” states in the Hilbert space of two and three-charge black holes. These constructions reveal stringy excitations that become light at the threshold of horizon formation and provide a glimpse of the entropic long string sector in the gravity regime. A unifying twelve dimensional description of black hole microstates emerges.

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