Black holes in string theory

Curtis Gove Callan, R. C. Myers, M. J. Perry

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The field equations, which emerge from string theory, are solved to leading order in α′ for the case of black hole space-times. We show how the results fit into a broader outlook on string theory and quantum gravity. In particular, it seems that string theory could cure some of the paradoxes associated with black hole evaporation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)673-698
Number of pages26
JournalNuclear Physics, Section B
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 2 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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