What is the final state of a black hole merger?

Calmet, Xavier and Casadio, Roberto (2018) What is the final state of a black hole merger? Modern Physics Letters A, 33 (21). p. 1850124. ISSN 0217-7323

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Abstract

In this short paper we discuss the possibility of testing the nature of astrophysical black holes using the recently observed black hole mergers. We investigate the possibility that a secondary black hole is created in the merger of two astrophysical black holes and discuss potential astrophysical signatures. We point out that black hole mergers are a possible astrophysical mechanism for the creation of quantum black holes with masses close to the Planck mass.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences > Physics and Astronomy
Research Centres and Groups: Theoretical Particle Physics Research Group
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Depositing User: Billy Wichaidit
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2018 14:50
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2018 13:02
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76380

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