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Counting Black Hole MicrostatesSpecial Events
|Speaker: ||Eric Gimon, University of California, Berkeley|
|Location: ||693 Kerr|
|Start time: ||Mon, Jan 31 2005, 4:10PM|
"The counting of microstates in order to establish a quantum statistical basis for the entropy of certain special classical black hole solutions of general relativity is one of the recent important achievements for modern superstring theory. I will review some of the methods used to accomplish this counting and then discuss a related problem: can we find a classical limit for these black hole microstates?"