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Duality and Non-Perturbative Techniques in Black Hole Physics

TYPEHigh Energy Physics Seminar
Speaker:Uri Kol
Organizer:Enrique Kajomovitz
Time:11:30 - 13:00
Location:Lidow Nathan Rosen (300)

Electric-magnetic duality has been a key feature behind our understanding of Quantum Field Theory for over a century. It provides a strong tool for understanding non-perturbative phenomena and in certain cases it leads to exact solutions. In this talk I will show that Einstein's theory of gravity enjoys a similar duality structure at the classical level which leads, in turn, to exact results. In particular, I will discuss the phenomenological implications for binary mergers and gravitational waves.