An Introduction to Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution: The Holographic Universe

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World Scientific, Jan 1, 2005 - Science - 183 pages
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- A unique exposition of the foundations of the quantum theory of black holes including the impact of string theory, the idea of black hole complementarily and the holographic principle
bull; Aims to educate the physicist or student of physics who is not an expert on string theory, on the revolution that has grown out of black hole physics and string theory
  

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Contents

The Schwarzschild Black Hole
3
Scalar Wave Equation in a Schwarzschild Background
25
Quantum Fields in Rindler Space
31
Entropy of the Free Quantum Field in Rindler Space
43
Thermodynamics of Black Holes
51
The Stretched Horizon
61
The Laws of Nature
69
The Puzzle of Information Conservation in Black Hole
81
Horizons and the UVIR Connection
95
Entropy Bounds
101
The Holographic Principle and Anti de Sitter Space
127
Black Holes in a Box
141
Entropy of Strings and Black Holes
165
Bibliography
179
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Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University. He is the author of The Cosmic Landscape , The Black Hole War, and TheTheoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics. Susskind is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of numerous prizes including the science writing prize of the American Institute of Physics for his Scientific American article on black holes.

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