Dec 14 – 15, 2023
Centre for Particle Theory
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What can Hidden Conformal Symmetries tell us about Black Holes?

Dec 14, 2023, 2:35 PM
Ph8 (Centre for Particle Theory)


Centre for Particle Theory

Gong Show Talk (5 mins) Gong Show Talks


Bill Atkins (Swansea University)


It is well known that the Kerr and Reissner-Nordstrom geometries exhibit near-horizon conformal symmetries; in this talk I will present a brief introduction to hidden conformal symmetries, namely symmetries that are not immediately manifest in the background geometry. These hidden symmetries reveal interesting properties of our Black Hole systems, both in traditional General Relativity and further into modified gravity models. The implications of this will be discussed within the context of modern day gravitational wave experiments.

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Primary author

Bill Atkins (Swansea University)

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