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Ashik Iqubal- A Study of Five-Dimensional Small Black Rings and Closed String Tachyon Potential

Ashik Iqubal- A Study of Five-Dimensional Small Black Rings and Closed String Tachyon Potential

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A Study of Five-Dimensional Small Black Ringsand Closed String Tachyon Potential
A ThesisSubmitted to theTata Institute of Fundamental Research, MumbaiFor the degree of Doctor of Philosophyin PhysicsbyAshik Iqubal
Department of Theoretical Physics
School of Natural SciencesTata Institute of Fundamental ResearchMumbaiMarch, 2007
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Whose hand and tongue is capableTo fulfil the obligations of thanks to Him? Sa’di
I would like to express my gratitude to all those who helped me in the completionof this work. Especially I am highly indebted to my advisor, Atish Dabholkar, forhis guidance and stimulating suggestions throughout the work. I would also like tothank all my collaborators, Ashoke Sen, Norihiro Iizuka, Masaki Shigemori and JorisRaeymakaer. I am grateful to Ashoke Sen and Norihiro Iizuka for many inspiring ideasand discussions. Two of our papers have been accepted for publication in Phys. Rev.Lett. and JHEP respectively.I acknowledge the financial support from Kanval Rekhi Scholarship and SarojiniDamodaran Scholarship during the course of my work.I thank all the faculty of our department for their kind hospitality which made mystay at TIFR memorable.I thank the staff members of the department, Raju, Pawar, Girish, Shinde and Ajayfor their constant help, whenever needed.I would like to thank all my friends in the institute - Anindya, Punyabrata, Apoorva,Arti, Shamik, Suresh, Sakuntala, Vivek, ..... especially for many stimulating discus-sions covering a wide range of subjects, not necessarily related to physics. I would alsolike to thank Atique, Anver, Amir, Mahbub and Kadir for their kind help and support.I express my deepest gratitude to my grandfather, Shaikh Mujibar Rahman, whohas always been the guiding light of my life. I would like to thank my mother NurunNahar for single handedly supporting me. I also thank my uncle Mohd. Shahab Uddinand my wife Nursheva Salahuddin for their kind support.
This thesis is a presentation of my original research work. Wherever contributions of others are involved, every effort is made to indicate this clearly, with due reference tothe literature, and acknowledgment of collaborative research and discussions.The work was done under the guidance of Professor Atish Dabholkar, at the TataInstitute of Fundamental Research.Ashik IqubalIn my capacity as supervisor of the candidate’s thesis, I certify that the above state-ments are true to the best of my knowledge.Atish Dabholkar

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