String condensation: nemesis of black holes?

Hewitt, M. (2015) String condensation: nemesis of black holes? In: Antoniadis, I., Leontaris, G. and Tamvakis, K., eds. 18th International Conference From the Planck Scale to the Electroweak Scale (PLANCK), 25-29 May 2015, Ioannina, Greece. SISSA: International School for Advanced Studies. pp. 1-11

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This paper puts forward a conjecture that there are no black holes in M theory. We will show that a mechanism to prevent black hole formation is needed in 4 dimensions to make string theory a viable high energy model of quantum gravity. Black hole formation may be averted by a gravity regulation mechanism based on string condensation. In this scenario, black holes are replaced by ‘hot holograms’ that form during gravitational collapse. The geometric conditions based on the properties of free thermalon solutions that are proposed for conversion to a high temperature hologram to occur, however, are local and generic in dimension and could apply throughout M space. This idea can be applied to resolve the problems presented by the process of black hole evaporation, which appears to be inconsistent with quantum information theory. Whereas, in the conventional view, black holes are real and firewalls are probably a chimera, in the scenario proposed here that situation would be reversed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Black holes; string theory
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences > School of Law, Criminal Justice and Computing
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Depositing User: Mr Mike Hewitt
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2015 16:47
Last Modified: 05 May 2016 10:44

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