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Topics in gravity and supergravity


2003 2003

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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.

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Subject
Particle physics
Classification
0798: Particle physics
Identifier / keyword
Pure sciences, Black holes, Gravity, M-branes, Monopole black holes, Supergravity, de Sitter space
Title
Topics in gravity and supergravity
Author
Cho, Hyunji
Number of pages
78
Publication year
2003
Degree date
2003
School code
0118
Source
DAI-B 64/11, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
Advisor
Traschen, Jennie H.; Kastor, David A.
University/institution
University of Massachusetts Amherst
University location
United States -- Massachusetts
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3110473
ProQuest document ID
305322382
Copyright
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Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/305322382
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