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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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