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Theory Group Seminar
Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 01:00pm - 05:00pm

Juan Maldacena, IAS Princeton

"String size black holes"

1:00pm Social Hour, 2:00pm Seminar

Abstract: When a black hole becomes of order the string scale, we cannot use Einstein's equation any longer to describe it. Previously it was conjectured that such a black hole could become a highly excited string. We re-examine this issue by using a large dimension approximation that leads to a solvable worldsheet theory and allows one to analyze the approach to this transition.

Location: Zoom