Quantum resolution of black hole singularities

Husain, Viqar and Winkler, Oliver (2005) Quantum resolution of black hole singularities. [Preprint]

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    We study the classical and quantum theory of spherically symmetric spacetimes with scalar field coupling in general relativity. We utilise the canonical formalism of geometrodynamics adapted to the Painleve-Gullstrand coordinates, and present a new quantisation of the resulting field theory. We give an explicit construction of operators that capture curvature properties of the spacetime and use these to show that the black hole curvature singularity is avoided in the quantum theory.

    Item Type: Preprint
    Additional Information: pubdom TRUE
    Uncontrolled Keywords: AARMS
    Subjects: 84-xx Astronomy and astrophysics
    81-xx Quantum Theory
    Faculty: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: lingyun ye
    Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2007
    Last Modified: 27 Apr 2010 16:37

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