Non-perturbative quantum general relativity provides a possible framework to analyze issues related to black hole thermodynamics from a fundamental perspective. A pedagogical account of the recent developments in this area is given. The emphasis is on the conceptual and structural issues rather than technical subtleties. The article is addressed to post-graduate students and beginning researchers.
Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation, and the Universe: Essays in Honor of C.V. Vishveshwara
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- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 21 pages, 4 figures, published in `Black Holes, Gravitational Radiation and the Universe', Essays in honor of C.V. Vishveshwara, Ed. B.R. Iyer and B. Bhawal, Kluwer, Netherlands