Journal of High Energy Physics

, 2019:260 | Cite as

The scales of black holes with nAdS2 geometry

  • Junho HongEmail author
  • Finn Larsen
  • James T. Liu
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Regular Article - Theoretical Physics


We study nearly extreme black holes with nearly AdS2 horizon geometry in various settings inspired by string theory. Our focus is on the scales of the nAdS2 region and their relation to microscopic theory. These scales are determined by a generalization of the attractor mechanism for extremal black holes and realized geometrically as the normal derivatives along the extremal attractor flow. In some cases the scales are equivalently determined by the charge dependence of the extremal attractor by itself. Our examples include near extreme black holes in D ≥ 4 dimensions, AdS boundary conditions, rotation, and 5D black holes on the non-BPS branch.


Black Holes in String Theory AdS-CFT Correspondence 2D Gravity Supergravity Models 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Leinweber Center for Theoretical Physics, Randall Laboratory of PhysicsThe University of MichiganAnn ArborU.S.A.

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