Bekenstein-Hawking entropy or black hole entropy - Stephen Hawking
Bekenstein-Hawking entropy or black hole entropy - Stephen Hawking
Bekenstein-Hawking entropy or black hole entropy - Stephen Hawking

Bekenstein-Hawking entropy or black hole entropy - Stephen Hawking

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The Bekenstein-Hawking entropy or black hole entropy is the amount of entropy that must be assigned to a black hole in order for it to comply with the laws of thermodynamics as they are interpreted by observers external to that black hole. This is particularly true for the first and second laws. Black hole entropy is a concept with geometric root but with many physical consequences. It ties together notions from gravitation, thermodynamics and quantum theory, and is thus regarded as a window into the as yet mostly hidden world of quantum gravity.