Gravitational wave echoes from black hole area quantization

  title={Gravitational wave echoes from black hole area quantization},
  author={Vitor Cardoso and Valentino F. Foit and Matthew Kleban},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
Gravitational-wave astronomy has the potential to substantially advance our knowledge of the cosmos, from the most powerful astrophysical engines to the initial stages of our universe. Gravitational waves also carry information about the nature of black holes. Here we investigate the potential of gravitational-wave detectors to test a proposal by Bekenstein and Mukhanov that the area of black hole horizons is quantized in units of the Planck area. Our results indicate that this quantization… Expand

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