Robert M. Wald
The Thermodynamics of Black Holes
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.
2001-02-13
2001-07-09
generalized second law
entropy bounds
variational methods
event horizons
thermodynamics
statistical mechanics
Killing horizons
Euclidean methods
Hawking radiation
quantum field theory
black hole thermodynamics
black holes
quantum gravity
lrr-2001-6
Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics