TH String Theory Seminar

Black holes in N=4 Super-Yang-Mills

by Francesco Benini (SISSA, Trieste)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room (CERN)

4/3-006 - TH Conference Room


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AdS/CFT provides a consistent non-perturbative definition of quantum
gravity in asymptotically AdS space. Black holes should correspond to
ensembles of states in the boundary field theory. By analyzing the
superconformal index of 4d N=4 SU(N) Super-Yang-Mills, with the help
of a new Bethe Ansatz type formula, we are able to exactly reproduce
the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of BPS black holes in AdS5 x S5. The
large N limit exhibits many competing contributions and Stokes
phenomena, hinting at new physics.