Black Hole Horizons in Quantum Gravity

01 September 2022 → 31 August 2027
European funding: framework programme
Principal investigator
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • General relativity and gravitation
Other information
Project description

Observations of black holes, which form from the remains of massive dead stars, suggest that these once considered abstract, theoretical objects are in fact regular parts of our cosmos. Physicists still lack theoretical understanding of black hole horizons and what happens behind them. For example, they are largely interested in figuring out precisely how the initial information comes out after the black hole evaporates. The EU-funded BHHQG project will address such questions by studying holographic models of lower-dimensional gravity. The researchers will use the Jackiw–Teitelboim gravity theory, which has recently been solved exactly at the quantum level, to increase understanding of black hole horizons and the black hole information paradox.

Role of Ghent University
Ghent University is the host institution for the duration of the project.
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