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Universe 2016, 2(2), 12;

Brief Review on Black Hole Loop Quantization

Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803-4001, USA
Academic Editor: Jaume Haro
Received: 30 March 2016 / Revised: 30 May 2016 / Accepted: 2 June 2016 / Published: 15 June 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Loop Quantum Cosmology and Quantum Black Holes)
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Here, we present a review about the quantization of spherically-symmetric spacetimes adopting loop quantum gravity techniques. Several models that have been studied so far share similar properties: the resolution of the classical singularity and some of them an intrinsic discretization of the geometry. We also explain the extension to Reissner–Nordström black holes. Besides, we review how quantum test fields on these quantum geometries allow us to study phenomena, like the Casimir effect or Hawking radiation. Finally, we briefly describe a recent proposal that incorporates spherically-symmetric matter, discussing its relevance for the understanding of black hole evolution. View Full-Text
Keywords: quantum black holes; loop quantum gravity; totally-constrained theories quantum black holes; loop quantum gravity; totally-constrained theories
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