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Emergence and Correspondence for String Theory Black Holes

van Dongen, Jeroen and De Haro, Sebastian and Visser, Manus and Butterfield, Jeremy (2019) Emergence and Correspondence for String Theory Black Holes. [Preprint]

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Abstract

This is one of a pair of papers that give a historical-cum-philosophical analysis of the endeavour to understand black hole entropy as a statistical mechanical entropy obtained by counting string-theoretic microstates. Both papers focus on Andrew Strominger and Cumrun Vafa's ground-breaking 1996 calculation, which analysed the black hole in terms of D-branes. The first paper gives a conceptual analysis of the Strominger-Vafa argument, and of several research efforts that it engendered. In this paper, we assess whether the black hole should be considered as emergent from the D-brane system, particularly in light of the role that duality plays in the argument. We further identify uses of the quantum-to-classical correspondence principle in string theory discussions of black holes, and compare these to the heuristics of earlier efforts in theory construction, in particular those of the old quantum theory.


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Item Type: Preprint
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van Dongen, Jeroenj.a.e.f.vandongen@uva.nl
De Haro, Sebastiansd696@cam.ac.uk0000-0002-3000-5967
Visser, ManusM.R.Visser@uva.nl
Butterfield, Jeremyjb56@cam.ac.uk
Keywords: black hole entropy; string theory; D-branes; AdS/CFT; emergence; correspondence
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr Sebastian De Haro
Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2019 00:52
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2019 00:52
Item ID: 15884
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 5 April 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15884

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