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Black Hole Information and Thermodynamics

Book

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Physics book series (SpringerBriefs in Physics)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 1-3
  3. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 5-7
  4. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 9-10
  5. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 11-14
  6. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 15-19
  7. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 21-24
  8. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 29-32
  9. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 33-36
  10. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 37-40
  11. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 41-44
  12. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 45-47
  13. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 49-50
  14. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 51-53
  15. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 55-58
  16. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 59-62
  17. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 63-65
  18. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 67-70
  19. Dieter Lüst, Ward Vleeshouwers
    Pages 71-75

About this book

Introduction

Based on Prof. Lüst's Masters course at the University of Munich, this book begins with a short introduction to general relativity. It then presents black hole solutions, and discusses Penrose diagrams, black hole thermodynamics and entropy, the Unruh effect, Hawking radiation, the black hole information problem, black holes in supergravity and string theory, the black hole microstate counting in string theory, asymptotic symmetries in general relativity, and a particular quantum model for black holes. The book offers an up-to-date summary of all the pertinent questions in this highly active field of physics, and is ideal reading for graduate students and young researchers.


Keywords

Black hole information problem Introduction to General relativity String theory in cosmology Quantum field theory in curved space-times Penrose diagrams Microstate counting Supertranslations BMS-symmetries, Hawking radiation Bekenstein entropy Black hole thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Arnold-Sommerfeld-CenterLudwig-Maximilians-UniversitaetMunich, BavariaGermany
  2. 2.Institute for Theoretical PhysicsUtrecht UniversityUtrechtThe Netherlands

About the authors

D. Lüst is professor for Theoretical Physics at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich (chair Mathematical Physics) and Director of the Max Planck Institute for Physics in Munich. His work focuses on string theory as an attempt to unify General Relativity and Quantum Mechanics, and more specifically on duality symmetries, black holes, models for quantum space-time, string model building and extended theories of gravity. For his work he received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz-Preis of the German-Research-Foundation (DFG) in 2000, as well as an Advanced Research Grant of the European Research Council in the year 2012. 

Ward Vleeshouwers is currently doing a joint PhD at the universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht on topological condensed matter physics and string theory. In preparation for his master thesis on BMS-symmetries and the black hole S-matrix under supervision of Prof. Gerard 't Hooft, he took a course on black hole thermodynamics during an exchange semester in Munich, which eventually resulted in the writing of this book. 

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