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Author Bousso, Raphael
Source arXiv.org
Content type Text
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Date of Submission 2002-05-16
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Physics
Subject Keyword High Energy Physics - Theory ♦ physics:hep-th
Abstract This is my contribution to the Festschrift honoring Stephen Hawking on his 60th birthday. Twenty-five years ago, Gibbons and Hawking laid out the semi-classical properties of de Sitter space. After a summary of their main results, I discuss some further quantum aspects that have since been understood. The largest de Sitter black hole displays an intriguing pattern of instabilities, which can render the boundary structure arbitrarily complicated. I review entropy bounds specific to de Sitter space and outline a few of the strategies and problems in the search for a full quantum theory of the spacetime.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Page Count 15


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