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Effective Conformal Descriptions of Black Hole Entropy
Department of Physics, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 12 July 2011 / Accepted: 19 July 2011 / Published: 20 July 2011
Abstract: It is no longer considered surprising that black holes have temperatures and entropies. What remains surprising, though, is the universality of these thermodynamic properties: their exceptionally simple and general form, and the fact that they can be derived from many very different descriptions of the underlying microscopic degrees of freedom. I review the proposal that this universality arises from an approximate conformal symmetry, which permits an effective “conformal dual” description that is largely independent of the microscopic details.
Keywords: black holes; Bekenstein–Hawking entropy; conformal dual
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Carlip, S. Effective Conformal Descriptions of Black Hole Entropy. Entropy 2011, 13, 1355-1379.
Carlip S. Effective Conformal Descriptions of Black Hole Entropy. Entropy. 2011; 13(7):1355-1379.
Carlip, Steven. 2011. "Effective Conformal Descriptions of Black Hole Entropy." Entropy 13, no. 7: 1355-1379.