Sep 5 – 9, 2016
Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)
Europe/Lisbon timezone

Selected Poster: Thermodynamic Geodesics of a Supermassive Reissner-Nordström Black Hole

Sep 9, 2016, 11:30 AM
AD1 (Department of Physics (University of Coimbra))


Department of Physics (University of Coimbra)


Christine Farrugia


Abstract: Starting from a Geometrothermodynamics metric for the space of thermodynamic equilibrium states in the mass representation, numerical techniques are used to analyse the thermodynamic geodesics of a supermassive Reissner-Nordström black hole in isolation. Appropriate constraints are obtained by taking into account the processes of Hawking radiation and Schwinger pair-production. It turns out that the relation which the geodesics establish between the electric charge and entropy of the black hole extremises changes in the black hole's mass.

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