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The holes are defined by the string

Nature volume 383, pages 215216 (19 September 1996) | Download Citation

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Must general relativity finally bow to quantum mechanics? Calculations that describe black-hole properties using collections of superstrings have gone some way towards resolving one of the most vexing puzzles in physics.

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  1. Edward Witten is in the Institute for Advanced Study, School of Natural Sciences, Olden Lane, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA.

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