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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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Curved space, monsters and black hole entropy
Speaker(s): Stephen Hsu
Abstract: I discuss a class of compact objects ('monsters') with more entropy than a black hole of the same ADM mass. Such objects are problematic for AdS/CFT duality and the conventional interpretation of black hole entropy as counting of microstates. Nevertheless, monster initial data can be constructed in semi-classical general relativity without requiring large curvatures or energy densities.
Date: 20/11/2008 - 2:00 pm
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