Abstract

We present a detailed discussion of the duality between dilaton gravity on AdS2 and open strings. The correspondence between the two theories is established using their symmetries and field theoretical, thermodynamic, and statistical arguments. We use the dual conformai field theory to describe two-dimensional black holes. In particular, all the semiclassical features of the black holes, including the entropy, have a natural interpretation in terms of the dual microscopic conformai dynamics. The previous results are discussed in the general framework of the anti-de Sitter/conformal field theory dualities.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

United States. Department of Energy
FCT (Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia)

Comments

This work is supported in part by funds provided by the U. S. Department of Energy (D.O.E.) under cooperative research agreement DE-FC02-94ER40818 and by a FCT grant, contract BPD/20166/99.

Keywords and Phrases

Article; Cosmos; Dynamics; Entropy; Gravity; Quantum theory; Statistical analysis; Thermodynamics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0556-2821

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2001 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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Physics Commons

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