Horned particles as the endpoint of Hawking evaporation

  title={Horned particles as the endpoint of Hawking evaporation},
  author={Thomas Banks},
  journal={General Relativity and Gravitation},
This essay reviews recent developments in the theory of Hawking evaporation of black holes. Study of near extremal magnetically charged black holes using a two plus four dimensional effective field theory has led to the concept of horned particles orcornucopion as the endpoint of Hawking evaporation. Horned particles are geometries containing two large asymptotic regions connected by microscopic necks. They look like point particles to an observer in any given asymptotic region, but in many… CONTINUE READING