De Sitter spacetime is known to have a cosmological horizon that enjoys thermodynamic-like properties similar to those of a black hole horizon. In this note we show that a universal argument can be given for the entropy of de Sitter spacetime in arbitrary dimensions, by generalizing a recent near horizon symmetry plus conformal field theory argument of Carlip for black hole entropy. The implications of this argument are also discussed.
|頁（從 - 到）||222-228|
|期刊||Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics|
|出版狀態||已發佈 - 1999 5月 6|
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