In homogeneous cosmologies, quantum geometry effects lead to a resolution of the classical singularity without having to invoke special boundary conditions at the singularity or introduce ad hoc elements such as unphysical matter. The same effects are shown to lead to a resolution of the Schwarzschild singularity. The resulting quantum extension of spacetime is likely to have significant implications for the black hole evaporation process. Similarities and differences with the situation in quantum geometrodynamics are pointed out.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)