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Counting Black Hole Microstates

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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?"