**Lectures on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors**

by Boris Pioline

**Publisher**: arXiv 2007**Number of pages**: 103

**Description**:

In these lecture notes, we review some recent developments on the relation between the macroscopic entropy of four-dimensional BPS black holes and the microscopic counting of states, beyond the thermodynamical, large charge limit. After a brief overview of charged black holes in supergravity and string theory, we give an extensive introduction to special and very special geometry, attractor flows and topological string theory, including holomorphic anomalies.

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(810KB, PDF)

## Similar books

**Astronuclear Physics: a Tale of the Atomic Nuclei in the Skies**

by

**M. Arnould, S. Goriely**-

**arXiv.org**

A century ago, nuclear physics entered astrophysics, giving birth to a new field of science. The present Astronuclear Physics review focuses primarily on the facets of nuclear physics that are of relevance to astronomy and astrophysics.

(

**1779**views)

**Black Holes**

by

**P.K. Townsend**-

**arXiv**

Notes for a course taught in part III of the Cambridge University Mathematical Tripos: gravitational collapse, Schwarzschild black hole, charged black holes; rotating black holes; energy and angular momentum; black hole mechanics; Hawking radiation.

(

**15695**views)

**Stellar Superfluids**

by

**Dany Page, et al.**-

**arXiv**

Neutron stars provide a fertile environment for exploring superfluidity. It is not surprising that Cooper pairing occurs in dense matter since nucleon pairing is observed in nuclei as energy differences between even-even and odd-even nuclei.

(

**9574**views)

**Lecture Notes on High Energy Cosmic Rays**

by

**M. Kachelriess**-

**arXiv.org**

A concise introduction into high energy cosmic ray physics, including also few related aspects of high energy gamma-ray and neutrino astrophysics. The emphasis is placed on astrophysical questions, and the level of the presentation is kept basic.

(

**4785**views)