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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
CNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)


Effects of black hole radiation: horizon avoidance

Valentina Baccetti
Macquarie University

Event horizons are the defining feature of classical black holes. They are the key ingredient of the information loss paradox which, as paradoxes in quantum foundations, is built on a combination of predictions of quantum theory and counterfactual classical features. Within the semi-classical theory we investigate the possibility that black hole radiation still does not allow for a finite time crossing of the Schwarzschild radius of collapsing matter as seen by distant observers. The exact form of the pre-Hawking radiation is not yet settled, and we make only minimal assumptions about its nature.

Host: Francesco Caravelli