Some speculations about black hole entropy in string theory

@article{Susskind1993SomeSA,
  title={Some speculations about black hole entropy in string theory},
  author={Leonard Susskind},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={1993},
  pages={118-131}
}
  • L. Susskind
  • Published 27 September 1993
  • Physics
  • arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory
The classical Bekenstein entropy of a black hole is argued to arise from configurations of strings with ends which are frozen on the horizon. Quantum corrections to this entropy are probably finite unlike the case in quantum field theory. Finally it is speculated that all black holes are single string states. The level density of strings is of the right order of magnitude to reproduce the Bekenstein entropy. 
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