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Physics & Astronomy - Remote Cosmology Talk - Basem El-Menoufi, Univ. of Sussex

Title: "Quantum Gravity Effects on the Thermodynamics Stability of 4D Schwarzschild Black Hole"

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Wilder 202
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: Albeit great deal of work, we are still very far from a quantum theory of gravity. Yet, the past few decades have seen a shift in the way the problem is viewed. It is widely accepted that Quantum General Relativity is a low-energy effective theory, much like the SM of particle physics. In this talk, I will discuss the EFT treatment of quantum gravity and some recent progress in "infrared quantum gravity'. As an application, I will focus on computing the partition function of Euclidean quantum gravity utilizing the EFT techniques. I will re-investigate the question about the thermal stability of Schwarzschild black hole, when one takes into account the quantum corrections due to massless fluctuations. Moreover, the effective theory can tell us a great deal about the UV as well. If time permits, I will show how one can obtain severe constraints on the UV completion of quantum gravity by a careful study of the logarithmic correction to Bekenstein-Hawking entropy.


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Tressena Manning

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