Research project

Turton RS URF - Supergravity Solutions in the Black Hole Regime

Project overview

String Theory provides a microscopic description of black holes as being bound states of strings and branes with an exponentially large number of internal microstates. Amongst these microstates, there are coherent pure states, large families of which have been shown to be well-described by smooth horizonless supergravity solutions. The goals of this project are to construct new supergravity solutions describing black hole microstates, deep inside the black hole regime of parameters and couplings, and to study their microscopic description using precision holography.


Lead researcher

Dr David Turton

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • String theory
  • Black holes
  • Holography
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