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dc.contributor.supervisor Das, Saurya
dc.contributor.supervisor Walton, Mark A. Sidhu, Steve 2012-08-15T18:21:55Z 2012-08-15T18:21:55Z 2012
dc.description vii, 119 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis reviews the use of 2-dimensional conformal field theory applied to gravity, specifically calculating Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of black holes in (2+1) dimensions. A brief review of general relativity, Conformal Field Theory, energy extraction from black holes, and black hole thermodynamics will be given. The Cardy formula, which calculates the entropy of a black hole from the AdS/CFT duality, will be shown to calculate the correct Bekenstein-Hawking entropy of the static and rotating BTZ black holes. The first law of black hole thermodynamics of the static, rotating, and charged-rotating BTZ black holes will be verified. en_US
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dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, c2012 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Arts and Science) en_US
dc.subject Conformal invariants en_US
dc.subject Field theory (Physics) en_US
dc.subject Gravitation en_US
dc.subject Einstein field equations en_US
dc.subject Black holes (Astronomy) en_US
dc.subject Dissertations, Academic en_US
dc.title Conformal field theory and black hole physics en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Arts and Science en_US
dc.publisher.department Department of Physics and Astronomy en_US Masters

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