The Many Phases of Higher Dimensional Black Holes
Fri, Oct. 05th 2007, 11:00
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
I will discuss recent progress in the study of higher dimensional black holes. The new results include the construction of neutral, thin black ring solutions in arbitrary spacetime dimension D$>$4 and the emergence of a phase diagram that comprises of Myers-Perry black holes, black rings, black Saturns and pinched black holes of spherical topology, which are connected via an intricate pattern of merger transitions.