An inexhaustive review of Hawking radiation and black hole thermodynamics is given, focusing especially upon some of the historical aspects as seen from the biased viewpoint of a minor player in the field on and off for the past 30 years. Preprint Alberta-Thy-18-04, hep-th/0409024.
New Journal of Physics
- Pub Date:
- September 2005
- High Energy Physics - Theory;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 46 pages, LaTeX, review article solicited for a celebratory Focus Issue on Relativity, ``Spacetime 100 Years Later,'' to be published in New Journal of Physics. A new paragraph was added after Eq. (2), and a new long Section 5 on "Logarithmic corrections to black hole entropy."