Classical hair in string theory (II). Explicit calculations

Finn Larsen, Frank Wilczek

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After emphasizing the importance of obtaining a space-time understanding of black hole entropy, we further elaborate our program to identify the degrees of freedom of black holes with classical space-time degrees of freedom. The Cvetič-Youm dyonic black holes are discussed in some detail as an example. In this example hair degrees of freedom transforming as an effective string can be identified explicitly. We discuss issues concerning charge quantization, identification of winding, and tension renormalization that arise in counting the associated degrees of freedom. The possibility of other forms of hair in this example, and the prospects for making contact with D-brane ideas, are briefly considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)261-281
Number of pages21
JournalNuclear Physics B
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 17 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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