Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Reports on NPB findings from M.H. Ansari and co-researchers provide new insights

Source: VerticalNews Physics

May 5th, 2008

"Without imposing the trapping boundary conditions and only from within the very definition of area it is shown that the loop quantization of area manifests an unexpected degeneracy in area eigenvalues," researchers in Waterloo, Canada report.
"This could lead to a deeper understanding of the microscopic description of a quantum black hole," wrote M.H. Ansari and colleagues.

The researchers concluded: "If a certain number of semi-classically expected properties of black holes are imposed on a quantum surface its entropy coincides with the Bekenstein-Hawking entropy."

Ansari and colleagues published their study in NPB...