Supersymmetric Mechanics – Vol. 2

The Attractor Mechanism and Space Time Singularities

  • Stefano Bellucci
  • Alessio Marrani
  • Sergio Ferrara

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 701)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 1-14
  3. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 15-24
  4. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 25-76
  5. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 77-140
  6. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 141-174
  7. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 175-202
  8. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 203-209
  9. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 211-218
  10. Stefano Bellucci, Alessio Marrani, Sergio Ferrara
    Pages 219-233
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book

Introduction

This is the second volume in a series of books on the general theme of Supersymmetric Mechanics; the series is based on lectures and discussions held in 2005 and 2006 at the INFN-Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati. The first volume appears as Lect. Notes Physics, Vol. 698 "Supersymmetric Mechanics , Vol .1: Supersymmetry, Noncommutativity and Matrix Models" (2006) ISBN: 3-540-33313-4.

The present extensive lecture supplies a pedagogical introduction, at the non-expert level, to the attractor mechanism in space-time singularities. In such a framework, supersymmetry seems to be related to dynamical systems with fixed points, describing the equilibrium state and the stability features of the thermodynamics of black holes. After a qualitative overview, explicit examples realizing the attractor mechanism are treated at some length; they include relevant cases of asymptotically flat, maximal and non-maximal, extended supergravities in 4 and 5 dimensions. A number of recent advances along various directions of research on the attractor mechanism are also given.

Keywords

Albert Einstein Gravity attractor mechanism black holes supergravity

Authors and affiliations

  • Stefano Bellucci
    • 1
  • Alessio Marrani
    • 2
  • Sergio Ferrara
    • 3
  1. 1.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareFrascati (Rome)Italy
  2. 2.Istituto Nazionale di Fisica NucleareFrascati (Rome)Italy
  3. 3.Physics DepartmentCERNSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/b11749356
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-34156-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-34157-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
  • Series Online ISSN 1616-6361
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