In the first part of the thesis we study the formation of non-singular black holes in the collapse of magnetic monopoles. We employ a thin shell approximation model for a gravitating magnetic monople in which a false vacuum deSitter interior is matched to a Reissner-Nordström exterior. In the second part of the thesis we study solutions of D = 11 supergravity that correspond to M-branes wrapping supersymmetric cycles of Calabi-Yau manifolds. In the final chapter of the thesis we focus on the condition imposed by supersymmetry on the Kähler form of the Calabi-Yau manifold.
0798: Particle physics
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Pure sciences; Black holes; Gravity; M-branes; Monopole black holes; Supergravity; de Sitter space
Topics in gravity and supergravity
DAI-B 64/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
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Traschen, Jennie H.; Kastor, David A.
University of Massachusetts Amherst
United States -- Massachusetts
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