José Edelstein, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Lovelock gravities and AdS/CFT

Lovelock gravities are the most general higher dimensional second order theories free of ghosts when expanding about flat space. They admit a family of AdS vacua for generic values of the couplings. Most of them support black hole solutions displaying novel interesting features. I will present some aspects of AdS/CFT applied to this framework, including non-trivial checks of the conjectured duality.