Classical and thermodynamic stability of black holes
University of Cambridge
Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics
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Monteiro, R. (2010). Classical and thermodynamic stability of black holes (doctoral thesis).
We consider the stability of black holes within both classical general relativity and the semiclassical thermodynamic description. In particular, we study linearised perturbations and their contribution to the gravitational partition function, addressing technical issues for charged (Reissner-Nordstrom) and rotating (Kerr-AdS) black holes. Exploring the connection between classical and thermodynamic stability, we find classical instabilities of Myers-Perry black holes and bifurcations to new black hole families.
Black holes, Higher-dimensional gravity
This work was supported by the Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (Portugal), throught the grant SFRH/BD/22211/2005, and, in its final stages, by the Cambridge Philosophical Society.
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