The quantum physics of black holes: Results from string theory

Sumit R. Das, Samir D. Mathur

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We review recent progress in our understanding of the physics of black holes. In particular, we discuss the ideas from string theory that explain the entropy of black holes from a counting of microstates of the hole, and the related derivation of unitary Hawking radiation from such holes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-206
Number of pages54
JournalAnnual Review of Nuclear and Particle Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2000


  • Black holes
  • D-branes
  • Holography
  • Information loss
  • String theory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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