Black hole entropy and SU(2) Chern-Simons theory.

  title={Black hole entropy and SU(2) Chern-Simons theory.},
  author={J. Engle and K. Noui and A. P{\'e}rez},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  volume={105 3},
  • J. Engle, K. Noui, A. Pérez
  • Published 2010
  • Medicine, Physics
  • 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
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