Gravity and Strings

Gravity and Strings

by Tomas Ortin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521768139
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 03/26/2015
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mathematical Physics Series
Pages: 1048
Product dimensions: 6.85(w) x 9.72(h) x 2.48(d)

About the Author

Tom�s Ort�n is a Research Professor at the Institute for Theoretical Physics (IFT), a joint institute of the Autonomous University of Madrid and the Spanish National Research Council (UAM-CSIC). He has previously worked at the European Laboratory for Particle Physics (CERN), held postdoctoral positions at Stanford University, Queen Mary University of London. and has taught several graduate courses on advanced general relativity. His research interests include string theory, gravity, quantum gravity, and black-hole physics.

Table of Contents

1. Differential geometry; 2. Symmetries and Noether's theorems; 3. A perturbative introduction to general relativity; 4. Action principles for gravity; 5. Pure N=1,2,d=4 supergravities; 6. Matter-coupled N=1,d=4 supergravity; 7. Matter-coupled N=2,d=4 supergravity; 8. A generic description of all the N>2,d=4 SUEGRAS; 9. Matter-coupled N=1,d=5 supergravity; 10. Conserved charges in general relativity; 11. The Schwarzschild black hole; 12. The Reissner-Nordström black hole; 13. The Taub-NUT solution; 14. Gravitational pp-waves; 15. The Kaluza-Klein black hole; 16. Dilaton and dilaton/axion black holes; 17. Unbroken supersymmetry I: supersymmetric vacua; 18. Unbroken supersymmetry II: partially supersymmetric solutions; 19. Supersymmetric black holes from supergravity; 20. String theory; 21. The string effective action and T duality; 22. From eleven to four dimensions; 23. The type-IIB superstring and type-II T duality; 24. Extended objects; 25. The extended objects of string theory; 26. String black holes in four and five dimensions; 27. The FGK formalism for (single, static) black holes and branes; Appendices: A.1 Lie groups, symmetric spaces, and Yang-Mills fields; A.2 The irreducible, non-symmetric Riemannian spaces of special holonomy; A.3 Miscellanea on the symplectic group; A.4 Gamma matrices and spinors; A.5 Kähler geometry; A.6 Special Kähler geometry; A.7 Quaternionic-Kähler geometry.

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