IAS High Energy Theory Seminar

The Euclidean Path Integral in Supergravity

This seminar will be presented in-person in Wolfensohn Hall at the IAS and on Zoom.

For contact-tracing purposes all off-campus attendees must register for this seminar: 

All in-person attendees must be fully vaccinated and masks are required in all indoor spaces. Additionally, all off-campus attendees are required to upload proof of vaccination via the IAS CrowdPass App 

Abstract: I will review some interesting features regarding the spectrum of near-extremal black holes in gravity and near-BPS black holes in supergravity, which are derived from the Euclidean path integral. For simplicity, I will focus on the case of charged black holes in asymptotically flat space. Then, I will describe the calculation of supersymmetry protected quantities using gravity, focusing on which saddles contribute and their smoothness. Finally, I will use this understanding to analyze how the spectrum is corrected by non-perturbative effects in some simple models. Based on 2011.01953 [hep-th] and 2107.09062 [hep-th].

Date & Time

September 17, 2021 | 1:45pm – 3:00pm


Wolfensohn Hall (behind Bloomberg Hall) & on Zoom

Speaker Affiliation

Member, School of Natural Sciences, IAS