Next Article in Journal / Special Issue
Effective Conformal Descriptions of Black Hole Entropy
Previous Article in Journal / Special Issue
State Operator Correspondence and Entanglement in AdS2/CFT1
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Entropy 2011, 13(7), 1324-1354; doi:10.3390/e13071324

Partition Function of the Schwarzschild Black Hole

Vaasa University of Applied Sciences, Wolffintie 30, 65200 Vaasa, Finland
Received: 23 May 2011 / Revised: 8 July 2011 / Accepted: 13 July 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Black Hole Thermodynamics)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [221 KB, uploaded 24 February 2015]   |  

Abstract

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, and provides it with a microscopic, statistical interpretation. View Full-Text
Keywords: constituents of spacetime; partition function; Hawking effect constituents of spacetime; partition function; Hawking effect
This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY 3.0).

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Mäkelä, J. Partition Function of the Schwarzschild Black Hole. Entropy 2011, 13, 1324-1354.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Entropy EISSN 1099-4300 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top