Fundamental physics with black holes

Calmet, Xavier (2014) Fundamental physics with black holes. In: Quantum Aspects of Black Holes. Fundamental Theories of Physics, Springer, pp. 1-26. ISBN 9783319108520

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In this chapter we discuss how quantum gravitational and quantum mechanical effects can affect black holes. In particular, we discuss how Planckian quantum black holes enable us to probe quantum gravitational physics either directly if the Planck scale is low enough or indirectly if we integrate out quantum black holes from our low energy effective action. We discuss how quantum black holes can resolve the information paradox of black holes and explain that quantum black holes lead to one of the few hard facts we have so far about quantum gravity, namely the existence of a minimal length in nature.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Depositing User: Richard Chambers
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2015 14:36
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