Microscopic origin of the BekensteinHawking entropy
Abstract
The BekensteinHawking areaentropy relation S_{BH} = A/(4) is derived for a class of fivedimensional extremal black holes in string theory by counting the degeneracy of BPS soliton bound states.
 Publication:

Physics Letters B
 Pub Date:
 February 1996
 DOI:
 10.1016/03702693(96)003450
 arXiv:
 arXiv:hepth/9601029
 Bibcode:
 1996PhLB..379...99S
 Keywords:

 High Energy Physics  Theory;
 General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
 EPrint:
 12 pages. Relatively minor corrections and additions to discussion