**Lectures on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors**

by Boris Pioline

**Publisher**: arXiv 2007**Number of pages**: 103

**Description**:

In these lecture notes, we review some recent developments on the relation between the macroscopic entropy of four-dimensional BPS black holes and the microscopic counting of states, beyond the thermodynamical, large charge limit. After a brief overview of charged black holes in supergravity and string theory, we give an extensive introduction to special and very special geometry, attractor flows and topological string theory, including holomorphic anomalies.

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