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Viqar Husain
Gravitational collapse in quantum gravity
Air Date: 11/07/2007
Air Time: 3:45 AM EST
Length: 0 Hours, 52 Minutes, 43 Seconds
Description: Abstract: I will describe work aimed at understanding the dynamics of gravitational collapse in a fully quantum setting. Its emphasis is on the role played by fundamental discreteness. The approach used suggests modifications of a black hole's mass loss rate and thermodynamical properties. Numerical simulations of collapse with quantum gravity corrections indicate that black holes form with a mass gap.

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