Fundamental Theories of Physics

Quantum Aspects of Black Holes

Editors: Calmet, Xavier (Ed.)

  • An in depth look at the possible roles of quantum phenomena in black hole physics
  • A substantial introduction by the editor integrates these different aspects into the larger picture of black holes
  • Contributions by top physicists whose joint aim is the reconciliation of quantum mechanics and gravity
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About this book

Beginning with an overview of the theory of black holes by the editor, this book presents a collection of ten chapters by leading physicists dealing with the variety of quantum mechanical and quantum gravitational effects pertinent to black holes. The contributions address topics such as Hawking radiation, the thermodynamics of black holes, the information paradox and firewalls, Monsters, primordial black holes, self-gravitating Bose-Einstein condensates, the formation of small black holes in high energetic collisions of particles, minimal length effects in black holes and small black holes at the Large Hadron Collider. Viewed as a whole the collection provides stimulating reading for researchers and graduate students seeking a summary of the quantum features of black holes.

About the authors

Xavier Calmet is a faculty member of the Theoretical Particle Physics Group at the University of Sussex. His current research interests span the interplay between particle physics and gravitational physics, grand unification, quantum gravity, physics of small black holes, the dark side of the universe (dark matter, dark energy) and information theory. He leads the working group on Quantum Black Holes that is part of the COST action: "Black Holes in a Violent Universe". Calmet is a founding editor of the Springer Briefs in Physics and a member of the editorial board of Foundations of Physics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Fundamental Physics with Black Holes

    Calmet, Xavier

    Pages 1-26

  • Black Holes and Thermodynamics: The First Half Century

    Grumiller, Daniel (et al.)

    Pages 27-70

  • The Firewall Phenomenon

    Mann, R. B.

    Pages 71-113

  • Monsters, Black Holes and Entropy

    Hsu, Stephen D. H.

    Pages 115-128

  • Primordial Black Holes: Sirens of the Early Universe

    Green, Anne M.

    Pages 129-149

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quantum Aspects of Black Holes
Editors
  • Xavier Calmet
Series Title
Fundamental Theories of Physics
Series Volume
178
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-10852-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-10852-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-10851-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35475-0
Series ISSN
0168-1222
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 322
Number of Illustrations and Tables
34 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour
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