Special Issue "Black Hole Thermodynamics"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 10994300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)
Special Issue Editor
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Jacob D. Bekenstein
Polak Professor of Theoretical Physics, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
Website: http://www.phys.huji.ac.il/~bekenste/
EMail: bekenste@vms.huji.ac.il
Phone: +972 (0)2 658 4374
Fax: +972 (0)2 5611519
Interests: gravitational theory; black hole physics; relativistic magnetohydrodynamics; galactic dynamics; physical aspects of information theory; physics of the vacuum
Special Issue Information
Dear Colleagues,
In the four decades since its introduction into black hole physics, black hole entropy has proved a resilient and wideranging notion, with conceptual connections to a number of areas of the physical sciences, some far removed from black hole physics. Its wide applicability in the gravitational world has become clear as new types of black holes from a variety of gravity theories have been characterized theoretically. Black hole entropy naturally engendered the generalized second law which has found innumerable applications, from ruling out many conceivable black hole processes or conceivable denizens of the universe, to suggesting entropy bounds of various sorts to restricting the evolution of inflationary cosmological models through a natural extension of concepts. One boundthe holographic entropy boundserved as motivation for the holographic principle, a rule which has greatly impacted contemporary high energy physics and string theory. This principle is nowadays touted as a guide to quantum gravity. In fact, the very form of black hole entropy has often invited exploration, from novel perspectives, of the quantum gravity challenge. The area law of black hole entropy motivated the study of entanglement entropy in various contexts, and has found counterparts in condensed matter physics. The rich history of the subject would suggest that we have not seen the end of it.
Prof. Dr. Jacob D. Bekenstein
Guest Editor
Keywords
 area law
 microstates
 quantum corrections
 black hole thermodynamics
 generalized second law
 holographic principle
 holographic duals
 AdS/CFT
 entanglement entropy
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Received: 25 April 2012; in revised form: 8 June 2012 / Accepted: 11 June 2012 / Published: 13 June 2012
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Entropy 2011, 13(12), 19671991; doi:10.3390/e13121967
Received: 3 August 2011; in revised form: 14 November 2011 / Accepted: 16 November 2011 / Published: 28 November 2011
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Universal Property of Quantum Gravity implied by Uniqueness Theorem of BekensteinHawking Entropy
Entropy 2011, 13(9), 16111647; doi:10.3390/e13091611
Received: 22 June 2011; in revised form: 28 August 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 5 September 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(7), 13551379; doi:10.3390/e13071355
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 12 July 2011 / Accepted: 19 July 2011 / Published: 20 July 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(7), 13051323; doi:10.3390/e13071305
Received: 13 June 2011; Accepted: 22 June 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011
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Entropy 2011, 13(7), 13241354; doi:10.3390/e13071324
Received: 23 May 2011; in revised form: 8 July 2011 / Accepted: 13 July 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011
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Is Gravity an Entropic Force?
Entropy 2011, 13(5), 936948; doi:10.3390/e13050936
Received: 2 March 2011; in revised form: 7 April 2011 / Accepted: 24 April 2011 / Published: 28 April 2011
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Static Isolated Horizons: SU(2) Invariant Phase Space, Quantization, and Black Hole Entropy
Entropy 2011, 13(4), 744777; doi:10.3390/e13040744
Received: 22 February 2011; in revised form: 16 March 2011 / Accepted: 16 March 2011 / Published: 25 March 2011
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