Schwarzschild black holes in various dimensions from matrix theory

Igor R. Klebanov, Leonard Susskind

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)62-66
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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