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@article{Engle2010BlackHE, title={Black hole entropy and SU(2) Chern-Simons theory.}, author={Jonathan Engle and Karim Noui and Alejandro Lima P{\'e}rez}, journal={Physical review letters}, year={2010}, volume={105 3}, pages={031302} }

- Published 2010 in Physical review letters

Black holes (BH's) in equilibrium can be defined locally in terms of the so-called isolated horizon boundary condition given on a null surface representing the event horizon. We show that this boundary condition can be treated in a manifestly SU(2) invariant manner. Upon quantization, state counting is expressed in terms of the dimension of Chern-Simons Hilbert spaces on a sphere with punctures. Remarkably, when considering an ensemble of fixed horizon area a(H), the counting can be mapped to… CONTINUE READING