IAS Physics Group Meeting

Microstates of Black Holes in AdS

Abstract: A black hole, when observed from outside, can be represented as a quantum system of microstates. For AdS black holes, the microstates are dual to operators in the boundary CFT by the AdS/CFT correspondence. In this talk, I will discuss the problem of counting and constructing these operators in the N=4 super-Yang-Mills theory (SYM). I will review the counting of BPS operators by the superconformal index, which matches nicely with the bulk BPS black hole entropy. I will also discuss the construction of BPS operators as cohomology classes of a supercharge Q.


Date & Time

September 20, 2023 | 11:00am – 12:15pm


Bloomberg Lecture Hall (IAS)


Chi-Ming Chang, Institute for Advanced Study; Tsinghua University

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