On the stringy Hartle-Hawking state

Roy Ben-Israel*, Amit Giveon, Nissan Itzhaki, Lior Liram

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Abstract: We argue that non-perturbative α stringy effects render the Hartle-Hawking state associated with the SL(2)/U(1) eternal black hole singular at the horizon. We discuss implications of this observation on firewalls in string theory.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number19
JournalJournal of High Energy Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1 Mar 2016

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank Micha Berkooz, David Kutasov and Eliezer Rabinovici for discussions. This work is supported in part by the I-CORE Program of the Planning and Budgeting Committee and the Israel Science Foundation (Center No. 1937/12), and by a center of excellence supported by the Israel Science Foundation (grant number 1989/14).

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  • Black Holes
  • Black Holes in String Theory
  • Spacetime Singularities


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