## A Statistical Model of Spacetime , Black Holes and Matter

- Risto Raitio
- 2016

@article{Mkel2011PartitionFO, title={Partition Function of the Schwarzschild Black Hole}, author={Jarmo M{\"a}kel{\"a}}, journal={Entropy}, year={2011}, volume={13}, pages={1324-1354} }

- Published 2011 in Entropy
DOI:10.3390/e13071324

We consider a microscopic model of a stretched horizon of the Schwarzschild black hole. In our model the stretched horizon consists of a finite number of discrete constituents. Assuming that the quantum states of the Schwarzschild black hole are encoded in the quantum states of the constituents of its stretched horizon in a certain manner we obtain an explicit, analytic expression for the partition function of the hole. Our partition function predicts, among other things, the Hawking effect… CONTINUE READING