Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)391-411
Number of pages21
JournalClassical and Quantum Gravity
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 21 2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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