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Title: The Black Hole Singularity In A Quark Gluon Plasma    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 10/01/2007
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte
Speaker: Steve Shenker
Affiliation: Stanford
Contact Person: Nathan Proctor   (510) 642-3034

In this talk I will first review the remarkable correspondence between black holes in anti-de Sitter space and the hot plasma phase of a gauge theory. I will  discuss the challenges in studying the singularity at the center of the black hole using this correspondence.  I will then outline a strategy for studying this singularity and comment on some recent developments  involved in its implementation.