How wrinkled is the surface of a black hole ?

  title={How wrinkled is the surface of a black hole ?},
  author={UNAM Rafael D. SorkinInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares and A. Postal},
  • UNAM Rafael D. SorkinInstituto de Ciencias Nucleares, A. Postal
  • Published 1997
We present evidence that, below a certain threshold scale, the horizon of a black hole is strongly wrinkled, with its shape manifesting a self-similar (\fractal") spectrum of uctuations on all scales below the threshold. This threshold scale is small compared to the radius of the black hole, but still much larger than the Planck scale. If present, such uctuations might account for a large part of the horizon entropy. 

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