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Massive Compact Objects in a Quantum Theory of Gravity

  title={Massive Compact Objects in a Quantum Theory of Gravity},
  author={S. Kalyana Rama},
  journal={arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology},
  • S. Rama
  • Published 2014
  • Physics
  • arXiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
A massive compact object is that which forms when a sufficiently massive star collapses. This is commonly taken to be a black hole with a singularity surrounded by a horizon and which evolves by emitting Hawking radiation. In a quantum theory of gravity, singularities are expected to be resolved and the evolutions are expected to be unitary. Assuming that such a theory with these properties exists, and with a few more physically motivated assumptions, we argue that a massive compact object has… Expand

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