Nov 26 2014 Wednesday 15:30
Ilies Messamah, Boğaziçi University
Black holes and string theory, towards a general paradigm

Abstract: The main theme of my talk will be black holes in string theory. I'll start by reviewing the puzzles of black holes. Then, I'll briefly describe how the black holes emerge in string theory, introducing along the way some of the important players in our investigation. After that, I'll try to review/describe some of the ideas that are put forward to try to solve the black hole puzzles following mainly my line of research. Towards the end I'll try to talk about some possible venues to generalize what has been discussed. Finally, I'll end up my talk with mentioning some of the many open problems.