Supersymmetric Black Holes in AdS4 from Very Special Geometry

A. Gnecchi*, G.M. Halmagyi

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Supersymmetric black holes in AdS spacetime are inherently interesting for the AdS/CFT correspondence. Within a four dimensional gauged supergravity theory coupled to vector multiplets, the only analytic solutions for regular, supersymmetric, static black holes in AdS4 are those in the STU-model due to Cacciatori and Klemm. We study a class of U(1)-gauged supergravity theories coupled to vector multiplets which have a cubic prepotential, the scalar manifold is then a very special Kahler manifold. When the resulting very special Kahler manifold is a homogeneous space, we find analytic solutions for static, supersymmetric AdS4 black holes with vanishing axions. The horizon geometries of our solutions are constant curvature Riemann surfaces of arbitrary genus.
Original languageEnglish
Article number173
Pages (from-to)1-21
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Publication statusPublished - 29 Apr 2014


  • Black Holes in String Theory
  • AdS-CFT Correspondence
  • Supergravity Models


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