Special Issue "Black Hole Thermodynamics"
A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2011)
Prof. Dr. Jacob D. Bekenstein
Polak Professor of Theoretical Physics, Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
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
In the four decades since its introduction into black hole physics, black hole entropy has proved a resilient and wide-ranging 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 bound---the holographic entropy bound---served 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
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- area law
- quantum corrections
- black hole thermodynamics
- generalized second law
- holographic principle
- holographic duals
- entanglement entropy
Article: Static Isolated Horizons: SU(2) Invariant Phase Space, Quantization, and Black Hole Entropy
Entropy 2011, 13(4), 744-777; doi:10.3390/e13040744
Received: 22 February 2011; in revised form: 16 March 2011 / Accepted: 16 March 2011 / Published: 25 March 2011| Download PDF Full-text (297 KB)
Article: Is Gravity an Entropic Force?
Entropy 2011, 13(5), 936-948; doi:10.3390/e13050936
Received: 2 March 2011; in revised form: 7 April 2011 / Accepted: 24 April 2011 / Published: 28 April 2011| Download PDF Full-text (91 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(7), 1305-1323; doi:10.3390/e13071305
Received: 13 June 2011; Accepted: 22 June 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (155 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(7), 1324-1354; doi:10.3390/e13071324
Received: 23 May 2011; in revised form: 8 July 2011 / Accepted: 13 July 2011 / Published: 19 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (221 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(7), 1355-1379; doi:10.3390/e13071355
Received: 1 July 2011; in revised form: 12 July 2011 / Accepted: 19 July 2011 / Published: 20 July 2011| Download PDF Full-text (190 KB)
Article: Universal Property of Quantum Gravity implied by Uniqueness Theorem of Bekenstein-Hawking Entropy
Entropy 2011, 13(9), 1611-1647; doi:10.3390/e13091611
Received: 22 June 2011; in revised form: 28 August 2011 / Accepted: 31 August 2011 / Published: 5 September 2011| Download PDF Full-text (301 KB)
Entropy 2011, 13(12), 1967-1991; doi:10.3390/e13121967
Received: 3 August 2011; in revised form: 14 November 2011 / Accepted: 16 November 2011 / Published: 28 November 2011| Download PDF Full-text (311 KB)
Entropy 2012, 14(6), 1045-1078; doi:10.3390/e14061045
Received: 25 April 2012; in revised form: 8 June 2012 / Accepted: 11 June 2012 / Published: 13 June 2012| Download PDF Full-text (1467 KB)
Last update: 20 September 2012