Lecture Series on
Black Holes in String Theory
February 25 to March 1, 2019
Bethe Center for Theoretical Physics
IPhT, CEA Saclay
The physics of black holes puts in sharp conflict Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity, the two founding pillars of modern physics.
I will review the construction of black holes in String Theory, and several important development steps towards solving this conflict, such as the counting of black hole entropy using D-branes, the construction of horizonless solutions that correspond to the microstates of black holes, and the AdS$_3$ and AdS$_2$ holographic analysis of black holes and their microstates.