# Black hole thermodynamics

@article{Ross2005BlackHT, title={Black hole thermodynamics}, author={Simon F Ross}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={2005} }

These notes introduce basic aspects of black hole thermodynamics. I review the classical laws of black hole mechanics, give a brief introduction to the essential concepts of quantum field theory in curved spacetime, and derive the Unruh and Hawking effects. I conclude with a discussion of entropy from the Euclidean path integral point of view and in the context of the AdS/CFT correspondence. Originally delivered as a set of lectures at the PIMS summer school ``Strings, Gravity and Cosmology…

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