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see also General Relativity, Black Hole Entropy


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

Black holes in supergravity: flow equations and duality
by Gianguido Dall'Agata (1106.2611 [hep-th], 49 pages, 12 figures)

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)


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