Black Hole Entropy from Loop Quantum Gravity.

  title={Black Hole Entropy from Loop Quantum Gravity.},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={77 16},
  • Rovelli
  • Published 1996
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • We study the idea that the statistical entropy governing thermal interactions of a black hole with its exterior is determined by the microstates of the hole having distinct effects on the exterior, and over which a hole in a given macroscopic configuration thermally fluctuates. We argue that for a (macroscopically) Schwarzschild black hole this ensemble is formed by horizons with the same area. We compute the number of states in this ensemble from first principles using nonperturbative loop… CONTINUE READING
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