Three Lectures on the FGK Formalism and Beyond

  • Tomás OrtínEmail author
  • Pedro F. Ramírez
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 176)


We review the formalism proposed by Ferrara, Gibbons and Kallosh to study charged, static, spherically symmetric black-hole solutions of \(d=4\) supergravity-like theories and its extension to objects of higher worldvolume dimensions in higher spacetime dimensions and the so-called H-FGK formalism based on variables transforming linearly under duality in the effective action. We also review applications of these formalisms to 4- and 5-dimensional supergravity theories.


Black Hole Bianchi Identity Supergravity Theory Extremal Black Hole Black String 
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TO would like to thank the organizers of the School on Theoretical Frontiers in Black Holes and Cosmology, the International Institute of Physics of Natal and, specially, Emanuele Orazi for the opportunity to participate in an excellent school in a wonderful setting, for the financial support and, last, but not least, for their kindness during the school and workshop. This work has been supported in part by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education grant FPA2012-35043-C02-01, the Centro de Excelencia Severo Ochoa Program grant SEV-2012-0249. The work of PFR was supported by Severo Ochoa pre-doctoral grant SVP-2013-067903 TO wishes to thank M.M. Fernández for her permanent support.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Física Teórica UAM/CSIC C/ Nicolás CabreraMadridSpain

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