Seminar Jan Rosseel

Speaker: 
Jan Rosseel
Affiliation: 
Vienna University of Technology
Title: 
3D Flat Space Higher Spin Gravity on Batteries
Abstract: 

In this talk I will discuss the thermodynamics of cosmological solutions of a spin-3 gravity theory around three-dimensional flat space. After introducing the theory and its symmetry algebra, I will show how cosmological solutions with non-trivial temperature and chemical potentials for the spin-3 charge can be introduced. I will discuss their thermodynamics and argue that phase transitions exist between various solutions.

Location: 
5111.0135
Date: 
Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 12:30