Thursday, December 22 2022
14:00 - 15:30

Hall 123

Microstates of the 2d Non-Supersymmetric Black Hole

Ronak Soni

Cambridge University

We identify the microstates of the non–supersymmetric, asymptotically flat 2d black hole in the dual c=1 matrix quantum mechanics (MQM). We calculate the partition function of the theory using Hamiltonian methods and reproduce one of two conflicting results found by Kazakov and Tseytlin. We find the entropy by counting states and the energy by approximately solving the Schrodinger equation. The dominant contribution to the partition function in the double-scaling limit is a novel bound state that can be considered an explicit dual of the black hole microstates. This bound state is long-lived and evaporates slowly, exactly like a black hole in asymptotically flat space. Based on arXiv:2110.11493.

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