Black hole solutions in string theory

Kei Ichi Maeda*, Masato Nozawa

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Supersymmetric solutions of supergravity have been of particular importance in the advances of string theory. This article reviews the current status of black hole solutions in higher-dimensional supergravity theories. We discuss primarily the gravitational aspects of supersymmetric black holes and their relatives in various dimensions. Supersymmetric solutions and their systematic derivation are reviewed with prime examples. We also study the stationary or dynamically intersecting branes in ten and eleven-dimensions, which provide a number of interesting black objects via the dimensional reduction and duality transformations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)310-350
Number of pages41
JournalProgress of Theoretical Physics Supplement
Issue number189
Publication statusPublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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