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By Gary T. Horowitz

Black holes are some of the most striking predictions of Einstein's normal relativity. in recent times, rules in brane-world cosmology, string concept and gauge/gravity duality have encouraged reviews of black holes in additional than 4 dimensions, with astounding effects. In better dimensions, black holes exist with unique shapes and weird dynamics. Edited through top specialist Gary Horowitz, this intriguing booklet is the 1st dedicated to this new box. the most important discoveries are defined by way of the folk who made them: Rob Myers describes the Myers-Perry strategies that signify rotating black holes in larger dimensions; Ruth Gregory describes the Gregory-Laflamme instability of black strings; and Juan Maldacena introduces gauge/gravity duality, the outstanding correspondence that relates a gravitational thought to nongravitational physics. obtainable to a person with a typical path usually relativity, this is often an immense source for graduate scholars and researchers normally relativity, string thought and excessive strength physics.

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