Quantum Attractors and Black Hole Partition Functions
Fri, Sep. 28th 2007, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Supersymmetric black hole solutions in supergravity exhibit the "attractor phenomenon", as a result of which the near-horizon geometry depends only on the charges carried by the black hole and not the asymptotic values of the moduli. I will describe the radial quantization of spherically symmetric solutions of supergravity, in effect quantizing this attractor flow, and compute the supersymmetric wave function explicitly. I will comment on the relevance of this quantization for the construction of a partition function for black hole micro-states, consistent with duality symmetries.


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