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Dynamics in anti-de Sitter spacetimes

30 October 2013

Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Maths 103
The London Relativity and Cosmology Seminar
Claude Warnick (Warwick)

Despite the tremendous amount of work that has been done on asymptotically anti-de Sitter spacetimes, motivated by the AdS/CFT conjecture, there are still many interesting unanswered questions about classical gravitation in such backgrounds. I will review numerical and heuristic arguments for and against the classical stability of anti-de Sitter and discuss recent analytical work for the case of asymptotically AdS spacetimes containing a black hole.

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