Fundamental strings and black holes

Amit Giveon*, David Kutasov

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We propose a black hole thermodynamic description of highly excited charged and uncharged perturbative string states in 3+1 dimensional type II and 4+1 dimensional heterotic string theory. We also discuss the generalization to extremal and non-extremal black holes carrying magnetic charges.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number071
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2007


  • Black holes in string theory
  • Conformal field models in string theory
  • Superstrings and heterotic strings


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