# Talk 33 - Microscopic origin of the entropy of black holes

### APA

Martinez Magan, J. (2023). Talk 33 - Microscopic origin of the entropy of black holes. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/23080019

### MLA

Martinez Magan, Javier. Talk 33 - Microscopic origin of the entropy of black holes. Perimeter Institute, Aug. 03, 2023, https://pirsa.org/23080019

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:23080019, doi = {10.48660/23080019}, url = {https://pirsa.org/23080019}, author = {Martinez Magan, Javier}, keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings, Quantum Information, Quantum Foundations}, language = {en}, title = {Talk 33 - Microscopic origin of the entropy of black holes}, publisher = {Perimeter Institute}, year = {2023}, month = {aug}, note = {PIRSA:23080019 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}} }

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We present a construction in which the origin of black hole entropy gets clarified. We start by building an infinite family of geometric microstates for black holes in general relativity. This construction naively overcounts the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy. We then describe how wormholes in the Euclidean path integral for gravity cause these states to have exponentially small, but universal, overlaps. These overlaps recontextualize the Gibbons-Hawking thermal partition function. We finally show how these results imply that the microstates span a Hilbert space of log dimension equal to the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy, and how they clarify the nature of the volumes of Eisntein-Rosen bridges.