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Topics in gravity and supergravity

by Cho, Hyunji

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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-Nordstr�¶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 K�¤hler form of the Calabi-Yau manifold.
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School:University of Massachusetts Amherst

School Location:USA - Massachusetts

Source Type:Master's Thesis

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Date of Publication:01/01/2003

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