# Black Holes

see also General Relativity, Black Hole Entropy

### books

**Quantum field theory in curved spacetime and black holes thermodynamics**

by R. M. Wald (University of Chicago Press, 1994)

**Quantum fields in curved space**

by N. Birrell and P. C. W. Davies (Cambridge University Press, 1982)

**Black Holes, Information and the String Theory Revolution**

by Leonard Susskind and James Lindsay (World Scientific Publishing, 2005)

### reviews for beginners

Part III Black Holes Lecture Notes

by Paul Townsend (gr-qc/9707012, 145 pages, many figures)

### all reviews

Blackfolds

by Roberto Emparan (1106.2021, 35 pages)

The information paradox: A pedagogical introduction

by Samir D. Mathur (0909.1038 [hep-th], 38 pages, 7 figures)

Extremal Black Hole and Flux Vacua Attractors

by S. Bellucci, S. Ferrara, R. Kallosh, A. Marrani (0711.4547, 75 pages)

The Unruh effect and its applications

by Luis C. B. Crispino, Atsushi Higuchi, George E. A. Matsas (0710.5373, 53 pages, 11 figures)

A Primer for Black Hole Quantum Physics

by Robert Brout, Serge Massar, Renaud Parentani, Philippe Spindel (0710.4345, 178 pages, 21 figures)

Cargese lectures on string theory with eight supercharges

by Monica Guica, Andrew Strominger (0704.3295, 30 pages, 7 figures)

These lectures give an introduction to the interrelated topics of Calabi-Yau compactification of the type II string, black hole attractors, the all-orders entropy formula, the dual (0,4) CFT, topological strings and the OSV conjecture.

Lectures on Black Holes, Topological Strings and Quantum Attractors

by Boris Pioline (hep-th/0607227, 103 pages, 8 figures)

BPS Black Holes in Superegravity

by Riccardo D'Auria and Pietro Fre' (hep-th/9812160, 132 pages)

Black hole thermodynamics

by S. F. Ross (hep-th/0502195, 44 pages, 12 figures)

Les Houches lectures on black holes

by A. Strominger (hep-th/9501071, 70 pages, 18 figures)

Introduction to Quantum Fields in Curved Spacetime and the Hawking Effect

by T. Jacobson (gr-qc/0308048, 59 pages, 5 figures)

The thermodynamics of black holes

by R. M. Wald (Living Reviews in Relativity, 2001)

The quantum structure of black holes

by Samir D. Mathur (hep-th/0510180, 58 pages, 2 figures)

Twenty Years of Debate with Stephen

by Leonard Susskind (hep-th/0204027, 19 pages)

An Introduction to Black Hole Evaporation

by Jennie Traschen (gr-qc/0010055, 33 pages)

The Thermodynamics of Black Holes

by Robert M. Wald (gr-qc/9912119, 46 pages)

Comments on Black Holes in String Theory

by Gary T. Horowitz (hep-th/9910082, 13 pages)

Black Holes

by Gary T. Horowitz, Saul A. Teukolsky (gr-qc/9808035, 13 pages)

Black Holes: A General Introduction

by Jean-Pierre Luminet (astro-ph/9801252, 32 pages, 23 figures)

The black hole information paradox

by Steven B. Giddings (hep-th/9508151, 15 pages)

Quantum Mechanics of Black Holes

by Steven B. Giddings (hep-th/9412138, 52 pages)

Lectures On Black Hole Evaporation and Information Loss

by Thomas Banks (hep-th/9412131, 65 pages, 9 figures)

The Nature of Space and Time

by S.W.Hawking (hep-th/9409195, 62 pages, 51 figures)

Quantum Aspects of Black Holes

by J. A. Harvey, A. Strominger (hep-th/9209055, 54 pages, 16 figures)

Black Rings

by Roberto Emparan, Harvey S. Reall (hep-th/0608012, 41 pages, 3 figures)

### links

David Chow's homepage for the 2005 and 2006 Part III black holes course at Cambridge