March 23, 20152:00 pm – 3:00 pm (CDT)

## A Generalized Cardy Formula for Black Hole Microstates

Speaker:

Edgar Shaghoulian (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Location:

We will propose a formalism for counting the microstates of a class of three-dimensional black holes, which are not asymptotically AdS. The formalism rests on the invariance of a dual field theory under a generalized modular transformation and is extended to Rindler horizons by a singular limit.