Black hole statistics from holography

  title={Black hole statistics from holography},
  author={Peter G. Shepard},
  journal={Journal of High Energy Physics},
We study the microstates of the ``small'' black hole in the 1/2-BPS sector of AdS5 ? S5, the superstar [1], using the powerful holographic description provided by LLM [2]. The system demonstrates the inherently statistical nature of black holes, with the geometry of [1] emerging only after averaging over an ensemble of geometries. The individual microstate geometries differ in the highly non-trivial topology of a quantum foam at their core, and the entropy can be understood as a partition of N… Expand

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