Lost horizon? – modeling black holes in string theory

  title={Lost horizon? – modeling black holes in string theory},
  author={Nick Huggett and Keizo Matsubara},
  journal={European Journal for Philosophy of Science},
The modeling of black holes is an important desideratum for any quantum theory of gravity. Not only is a classical black hole metric sought, but also agreement with the laws of black hole thermodynamics. In this paper, we describe how these goals are obtained in string theory. We review black hole thermodynamics, and then explicate the general stringy derivation of classical spacetimes, the construction of a simple black hole solution, and the derivation of its entropy. With that in hand, we… 
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  • D. Wallace
  • Physics
    Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics
  • 2019