Robert M. Wald
2001-02-13
2001-07-09
Abstract We review the present status of black hole thermodynamics. Our review includes discussion of classical black hole thermodynamics, Hawking radiation from black holes, the generalized second law, and the issue of entropy bounds. A brief survey also is given of approaches to the calculation of black hole entropy. We conclude with a discussion of some unresolved open issues.
http://www.livingreviews.org/lrr-2001-6
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics
black hole thermodynamics, black holes, event horizons, Hawking radiation, quantum field theory, quantum gravity, Euclidean methods, variational methods, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, Killing horizons, generalized second law, entropy bounds
The Thermodynamics of Black Holes