# Black Hole Entropy from Quantum Mechanics

### Abstract

We provide evidence for a holographic duality between superconformal quantum mechanics on the moduli space of Yang-Mills instantons and M-theory in certain asymptotically $\text{AdS}_7\times S^4$ backgrounds with a plane-wave boundary metric. We show that the gravitational background admits a supersymmetric black hole solution whose entropy is precisely reproduced by the superconformal index of the dual quantum mechanics.

##### Rishi Mouland
###### Research Associate in High Energy Theoretical Physics

My research interests include string theory, M-theory and conformal field theory