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Black Hole Evaporation in the BFSS Model

Evan Berkowitz, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
PAT C-421

​The BFSS model is a 0+1D large-N supersymmetric matrix quantum mechanics which is known to reduce to 10+1D supergravity in the low-temperature limit, and which has been proposed as a nonperturbative definition of M-theory. I will show that by studying black hole thermodynamics in the BFSS model using lattice techniques we can make direct tests of gauge/gravity duality and make predictions about stringy corrections to supergravity. Furthermore, I will give a unitary description of how a black hole completely evaporates in this model, and show that black holes described by any large-N matrix model should have negative specific heat.

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