Higher-Curvature Gravity, Black Holes and Holography

September 19, 2019
11:30am to 12:30pm

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room

Specialist level
Pablo Antonio Cano

IFT Seminar Room/Red Room


Higher-curvature theories of gravity are extensions of General Relativity that arise in effective descriptions of quantum gravity theories, such as String Theory.  In this thesis we collect several recent results about higher-curvature gravities, including the characterization of theories that are ghost-free at the linear level, the construction of black hole solutions and new applications in the AdS/CFT correspondence.