5d black holes and matrix strings

Robbert Dijkgraaf, Erik Verlinde, Herman Verlinde

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We derive the world-volume theory, the (non)-extremal entropy and background geometry of black holes and black strings constructed out of the NS IIA 5-brane within the framework of matrix theory. The CFT description of strings propagating in the black hole geometry arises as an effective field theory.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-142
Number of pages22
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Nov 24 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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