Black Holes in Supergravity

  • Kellogg S. StelleEmail author
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 170)


A brief review is given of the use of duality symmetries to form orbits of supergravity black-hole solutions and their relation to extremal (i.e. BPS) solutions at the limits of such orbits. An important technique in this analysis uses a timelike dimensional reduction and exchanges the stationary black-hole problem for a nonlinear sigma-model problem. Families of BPS solutions are characterized by nilpotent orbits under the duality symmetries, based upon a tri-graded or penta-graded decomposition of the corresponding duality group algebra.


Duality Group Extremal Solution Supergravity Solution Maximal Supergravity Nonlinear Sigma Model 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Blackett LaboratoryImperial College LondonLondonUK

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