New frontiers in dynamical gravity, 24-28 March 2014

Friday, June 21, 2013

The AdS/CFT correspondence has led to a vast number of applications of General Relativity that go beyond its traditional applications in astrophysics and cosmology. Via the correspondence, GR now plays a key role in improving our understanding of non-gravitational physics at strong coupling including high energy physics as well as condensed matter physics. In order to explore these exciting new phenomena it is necessary to study GR with AdS boundary conditions and in higher dimensions.

This workshop aims at making progress on these topics by bringing together experts in numerical and mathematical GR and the AdS/CFT correspondence. Important goals to be addressed include:

  • Numerical construction of stationary BH solutions in AdS or higher dimensions
  • Improvement of NR codes capable of simulating BHs in AdS or higher dimensional spacetimes
  • Novel properties of stationary AdS black holes, such as solutions with non-Killing
    horizons or the superradiant instability
  • Stability of (asymptotically) AdS spacetimes
  • Perturbative techniques to study GR in higher dimensions.

Pau Figueras, Harvey Reall, Ulrich Sperhake, Helvi Witek


Centre for Theoretical Cosmoslogy / University of Cambridge,
European Research Council through grant no. ERC-2011-StG 279363–HiDGR,
IoP / GRG,

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