In a recent paper it was shown that the properties of Schwarzschild black holes in 8 dimensions are correctly described up to factors of order unity by Matrix theory compactified on T3. Here we consider compactifications on tori of general dimension d. Although in general little is known about the relevant d + 1 dimensional theories on the dual tori, there are hints from their application to near-extreme parallel Dirichlet d-branes. Using these hints we get the correct mass-entropy scaling for Schwarzschild black holes in (11 - d) dimensions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1998|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics