Alikram N. Aliev, Feza Gursey Institute
Black Holes in Four and Higher Dimensions: New Challenges and
The idea of a black hole is regarded as being one of the most fundamental
ideas in modern theoretical physics and it occupies a central place in
theories of gravity formulated in various spacetime dimensions. It is a truly
remarkable fact that all these theories, from general relativity to
supergravity and string theory, provide an elegant mathematical description
of this idea in terms of exact solutions to the corresponding field
equations. Moreover, modern astronomical observations provide compelling and
overwhelming evidence for the existence of black holes in the real universe.
In this talk, I will discuss the current theoretical and observational
status of black holes in four and higher spacetime dimensions. I will also
discuss some new results, challenges and open problems.