Thursday, June 4 2015
15:30 - 17:00

Room 327

Thermodynamic aspects of black holes in LQG : some recent developments

Abhishek Majhi


I shall present a brief discussion on some of the recent developments on the thermodynamic aspects of black holes in LQG. The discussion will be broadly focused on the idea of `quantum hair' of black holes and its relevant consequences on the entropy calculation and the Barbero-Immirzi parameter. Also, I shall discuss how a local observer framework is being used to do thermodynamic calculations based on the statistical mechanical framework provided by LQG, followed by a critical discussion on the pros and cons of this approach.

Refs: 1) J.F. Barbero G , A. Perez, Quantum Geometry of Black Holes, arXiv:1501.02963
2) A. Majhi, Class. Quantum Grav. 31 (2014) 095002
3) A. Majhi, P. Majumdar, Class. Quantum Grav. 31 (2014) 195003

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