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Dynamics of Near-Extremal Black Holes in AdS4

Speaker(s) / Presenter(s):
Pranjal Nayak, UK


In this talk, I will discuss the dynamics of near-extremal Reissner-Nordstrom black holes in asymptotically four-dimensional Anti-de Sitter space (AdS4). In the spherically symmetric approximation and at low energies, the behaviour of the system in response to a probe scalar is well described by the Jackiw-Teitelboim (JT) model of gravity. In fact, this behaviour can be understood from symmetry considerations and arises due to the breaking of time reparametrisation invariance. The JT model has been analysed in considerable detail recently and related to the behaviour of the SYK model. The results that I will present indicate that features in these models which arise from symmetry considerations alone are more general and present quite universally in near-extremal black holes. 

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