Quantum theory of charged isolated horizons

Journal article
(Original article)

Publication Details

Author(s): Sahlmann H, Eder K
Journal: Physical Review D
Publication year: 2018
Volume: 97
Journal issue: 8
ISSN: 2470-0010
Language: English


We describe the quantum theory of isolated horizons with electromagnetic or non-Abelian gauge charges in a setting in which both the gauge and gravitational field are quantized. We consider the distorted case, and its spherically symmetric limit. We show that the gravitational horizon d.o.f. give rise to the Bekenstein-Hawking relation, with lower-order terms giving some corrections for small black holes. We also demonstrate that one can include matter d.o.f. in the state counting. We show that one can expect (potentially divergent) contributions proportional to the area, as well as logarithmic corrections proportional to the horizon charge. This is qualitatively similar to results on matter contributions obtained with other methods in the literature.

FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Eder, Konstantin
Chair for Theoretical Physics III (Quantum Gravity)
Sahlmann, Hanno Prof. Dr.
Professur für Theoretische Physik

How to cite

Sahlmann, H., & Eder, K. (2018). Quantum theory of charged isolated horizons. Physical Review D, 97(8). https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.97.086016

Sahlmann, Hanno, and Konstantin Eder. "Quantum theory of charged isolated horizons." Physical Review D 97.8 (2018).


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