Evaporation of Schwarzschild black holes in Matrix Theory

T. Banks, W. Fischler, I. R. Klebanov

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Recently, in collaboration with Susskind, we proposed a model of Schwarzschild black holes in Matrix Theory. A large Schwarzschild black hole is described by a metastable bound state of a large number of D0-branes which are held together by a background, whose structure has so far been understood only in 8 and 11 dimensions. The Hawking radiation proceeds by emission of small clusters of D0-branes. We estimate the Hawking rate in the Matrix Theory model of Schwarzschild black holes and find agreement with the semiclassical rate up to an undetermined numerical coefficient of order 1.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 19 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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