Living Reviews in Relativity: "AdS black holes, holography and localization"

© SpringerZaffaroni, A., "AdS black holes, holography and localization", Living Rev Relativ (2020) 23: 2.

Open Access | Review Article

Published: 28 August 2020


I review some recent progresses in counting the number of microstates of AdS supersymmetric black holes in dimension equal or greater than four using holography. The counting is obtained by applying localization and matrix model techniques to the dual field theory. I cover in details the case of dyonic AdS4 black holes, corresponding to a twisted compactification of the dual field theory, and I discuss the state of the art for rotating AdS5 black holes.

The Author:

Alberto Zaffaroni is a Professor in the Department of Physics at University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy. His main research activity concerns the study of fundamental interactions and theirunification, including gravity. In particular, he studied non-perturbative properties of Gauge and String Theories. His recent activity concerns extensions and generalizations of the correspondence, the study of supersymmetry in curved space and localization also applied to black hole physics.