The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities
Series: Lecture Notes in Physics, Vol. 701
Volume package: Supersymmetric Mechanics
Bellucci, Stefano, Ferrara, Sergio, Marrani, Alessio
2006, VIII, 243 p.
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This is the second volume in a series of books on the general theme of Supersymmetric Mechanics; the series is based on lectures and discussions held in 2005 and 2006 at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. The first volume appears as Lect. Notes Physics, Vol. 698 "Supersymmetric Mechanics , Vol .1: Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models" (2006) ISBN: 3-540-33313-4.
The present extensive lecture supplies a pedagogical introduction, at the non-expert level, to the attractor mechanism in space-time singularities. In such a framework, supersymmetry seems to be related to dynamical systems with fixed points, describing the equilibrium state and the stability features of the thermodynamics of black holes. After a qualitative overview, explicit examples realizing the attractor mechanism are treated at some length; they include relevant cases of asymptotically flat, maximal and non-maximal, extended supergravities in 4 and 5 dimensions. A number of recent advances along various directions of research on the attractor mechanism are also given.
Content Level » Research
Keywords » Albert Einstein - Gravity - attractor mechanism - black holes - supergravity
Related subjects » Theoretical, Mathematical & Computational Physics
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