Thermodynamics of black holes in anti-de Sitter space

  title={Thermodynamics of black holes in anti-de Sitter space},
  author={Stephen William Hawking and Don Nelson Page},
  journal={Communications in Mathematical Physics},
  • S. Hawking, D. Page
  • Published 1 December 1983
  • Physics
  • Communications in Mathematical Physics
The Einstein equations with a negative cosmological constant admit black hole solutions which are asymptotic to anti-de Sitter space. Like black holes in asymptotically flat space, these solutions have thermodynamic properties including a characteristic temperature and an intrinsic entropy equal to one quarter of the area of the event horizon in Planck units. There are however some important differences from the asymptotically flat case. A black hole in anti-de Sitter space has a minimum… 
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