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Near-horizon Bondi-Metzner-Sachs symmetry, dimensional reduction, and black hole entropy

Abstract

In an earlier short paper [Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 101301 (2018)PRLTAO0031-900710.1103/PhysRevLett.120.101301], I argued that the horizon-preserving diffeomorphisms of a generic black hole are enhanced to a larger three-dimensional Bondi-Metzner-Sachs symmetry, which is powerful enough to determine the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy. Here, I provide details and extensions of that argument, including a loosening of horizon boundary conditions and a more thorough treatment of dimensional reduction and meaning of a "near-horizon symmetry."

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