Special geometry, black holes and Euclidean supersymmetry



Mohaupt, T ORCID: 0000-0002-6864-4086
(2007) Special geometry, black holes and Euclidean supersymmetry. In: Unspecified .

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Abstract

We review recent developments in special geometry and explain its role in the theory of supersymmetric black holes. To make this article self-contained, a short introduction to black holes is given, with emphasis on the laws of black hole mechanics and black hole entropy. We also summarize the existing results on the para-complex version of special geometry, which occurs in Euclidean supersymmetry. The role of real coordinates in special geometry is illustrated, and we briefly indicate how Euclidean supersymmetry can be used to study stationary black hole solutions via dimensional reduction over time. This article is an updated and substantially extended version of the previous review article `New developments in special geometry', hep-th/0602171.

Item Type: Book Section
Additional Information: 39 pages, Contribution to the Handbook on Pseudo-Riemannian Geometry and Supersymmtry, ed. V. Cortes
Uncontrolled Keywords: hep-th, hep-th
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2017 10:14
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 06:54
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URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3009523