Quantum Aspects of Black Hole Entropy

Research paper by Parthasarathi Majumdar

Indexed on: 29 Nov '00Published on: 29 Nov '00Published in: High Energy Physics - Theory


This survey intends to cover recent approaches to black hole entropy which attempt to go beyond the standard semiclassical perspective. Quantum corrections to the semiclassical Bekenstein-Hawking area law for black hole entropy, obtained within the quantum geometry framework, are treated in some detail. Their ramification for the holographic entropy bound for bounded stationary spacetimes is discussed. Four dimensional supersymmetric extremal black holes in string-based N=2 supergravity are also discussed, albeit more briefly.