Theory of Black Holes

Period of duration of course
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Course info
Number of course hours
20
Number of hours of lecturers of reference
20
Number of hours of supplementary teaching
0
CFU 3
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Modalità esame

Oral exam

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Prerequisiti

To enroll in this course, students must have previously completed undergraduate courses in Quantum Field Theory and General Relativity. These prerequisites ensure a solid foundation for understanding the material covered in these lectures.

Programma

The singularity theorem

No-hair theorems

Black hole perturbation theory: quasi-normal modes

Rotating black holes: superradiance 

Black hole evaporation

Black hole thermodynamics

The entropy of Hawking radiation

Obiettivi formativi

Upon completion of the course, students will acquire a comprehensive understanding of the fundamental properties of black holes, encompassing both classical and quantum aspects. They will acquire in-depth knowledge of the latest advancements and open problems in this field, preparing them to undertake research projects focused on the theory of black holes.

Riferimenti bibliografici

— Daniel Harlow’s Jerusalem lectures: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1409.1231.pdf
— Almheiri, Hartman, Maldacena, Shaghoulian, Tajdini; the entropy of Hawking radiation: https://arxiv.org/pdf/2006.06872.pdf
— Michele Maggiore, Gravitational Waves (Volume 2), Oxford University Press