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What Can We Learn from Stringy Black Holes?

Huggett, Nick (2018) What Can We Learn from Stringy Black Holes? [Preprint]

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This paper aims to address conceptual issues concerning black holes in the context of string theory, with the aim of illuminating the ontological unification of gravity and matter, and the interpretation of cosmological models. §1 describes the central concepts of the theory: the fungibility of matter and geometry, and the reduction of gravity and supergravity. The ‘standard’ interpretation presented draws on that implicit in the thinking of many (but not all) string theorists, though made more explicit and systematic than usual. §2 explains how to construct a stringy black hole, and some of its features, including evaporation. §3 critically examines the assumptions behind such modeling, and their bearing on ontological questions.


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Item Type: Preprint
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Huggett, Nickhuggett@uic.edu0000-0002-5699-5479
Keywords: spacetime, quantum gravity, black hole, cosmology, string theory
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Depositing User: Nick Huggett
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2018 19:59
Last Modified: 11 Dec 2018 19:59
Item ID: 15434
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Cosmology
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Date: 10 December 2018
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15434

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