Beyond the singularity of the 2D charged black hole

Amit Giveon*, Eliezer Rabinovici, Amit Sever

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Two dimensional charged black holes in string theory can be obtained as exact SL(2ℝ)×U(1)U(1) quotient CFTs. The geometry of the quotient is induced from that of the group, and in particular includes regions beyond the black hole singularities. Moreover, wavefunctions in such black holes are obtained from gauge invariant vertex operators in the SL(2,ℝ) CFT, hence their behavior beyond the singularity is determined. When the black hole is charged we find that the wavefunctions are smooth at the singularities, and known results of infinite blue shifts at the horizons persist. Unlike the uncharged case, scattering waves prepared beyond the singularity are not fully reflected; part of the wave is transmitted through the singularity. Hence, the physics outside the horizon of a charged black hole is sensitive to conditions set behind the past singularity.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)1305-1324
Number of pages20
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2003


  • AdS-CFT and dS-CFT Correspondence
  • Black Holes in String Theory
  • Conformal Field Models in String Theory


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