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Amsterdam: black hole entropy corrections

Many people who returned from Amsterdam explained that the topic of the subleading corrections to the entropy of black holes (coming from higher order terms in the effective action), black rings, and their relations with topological string theory and various dual descriptions has been the focus of roughly one half of the talks and discussions. It's a category of questions that has attracted a significant part of the theoretical physics community these days.


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reader Fyodor Uckoff said...

If you want to see some results of this kind, I recommend http://arxiv.org/abs/hep-th/0410076

The way these guys get agreement from two very different calculations is string theory at its most impressive.