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Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology

Theoretical Perspective in High Energy Physics

  • Renata Kallosh
  • Emanuele Orazi
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 176)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Tomás Ortín, Pedro F. Ramírez
    Pages 1-40
  3. Antonio Gallerati, Mario Trigiante
    Pages 41-109
  4. Ioannis Papadimitriou
    Pages 131-181
  5. Diederik Roest, Marco Scalisi
    Pages 221-249
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-252

About these proceedings


These lecture notes are dedicated to the most recent theoretical applications of Black Hole solutions in high-energy physics. The main motivation of this volume is to present the latest black hole backgrounds that are relevant for gauge/gravity correspondence. Leading scientists in the field explain effective techniques for finding singular and cosmological solutions embedded in gauged supergravity, shedding light on underlying properties and symmetries. Starting from a basic level, the mathematical structures underlying black holes and cosmologies are revealed, helping the reader grasp the connection between theoretical approaches and physical observations with insights into possible future developments from both a theoretical and experimental point of view.

The topics covered in this volume are based on lectures delivered during the “Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology” school, held in Natal in June 2015.


Gauge-gravity Duality Black-hole Solutions and Backgrounds Holographic Renormalization Fake Supergravity Cosmological Attractors Black Hole Solutions in Hep Gauged Supergravity

Editors and affiliations

  • Renata Kallosh
    • 1
  • Emanuele Orazi
    • 2
  1. 1.Varian Physics Bldg.Stanford UniversityStanfordUSA
  2. 2.Escola de Ciências & TecnologiaUniversidade Federal Rio Grande do NorteNatal-RNBrazil

About the editors

One of the Editors, Prof. Renata Kallosh, is a well-known theoretical physicist. She is a professor at Department of Physics at Stanford University and is known for her contributions to string theory, in particular finding (along with Shamit Kachru, Andrei Linde and Sandip Trivedi) the first models of accelerated expansion of the universe in low energy supersymmetric string theory, referred to as “KKLT” models after the authors’ last names. 

Bibliographic information


“This book deserves a place in any theoretical physics library and on the shelves of anyone, be they graduate student or established researcher, wishing to find out more about this dynamic field.” (G. W. Gibbons, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 59 (2), 2018)