Topics in gravity and supergravity
Abstract (Summary)In the first part of the thesis we study the formation of non-singular black holes in the collapse of magnetic monopoles. We employ a thin shell approximation model for a gravitating magnetic monople in which a false vacuum deSitter interior is matched to a Reissner-NordstrÃ?Â¶m exterior. In the second part of the thesis we study solutions of D = 11 supergravity that correspond to M -branes wrapping supersymmetric cycles of Calabi-Yau manifolds. In the final chapter of the thesis we focus on the condition imposed by supersymmetry on the KÃ?Â¤hler form of the Calabi-Yau manifold.
School Location:USA - Massachusetts
Source Type:Master's Thesis
Date of Publication:01/01/2003