An Area Rescaling Ansatz and Black Hole Entropy from Loop Quantum Gravity

Majhi, Abhishek  (Instituto de Ciencias Nucleares, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, A. Postal 70-543, Mexico D.F. 04510, Mexico)

09 April 2019

Abstract: Considering the possibility of ‘renormalization’ of the gravitational constant on the horizon, leading to a dependence on the level of the associated Chern-Simons theory, a rescaled area spectrum is proposed for the nonrotating black hole horizon in loop quantum gravity. The statistical mechanical calculation leading to the entropy provides a unique choice of the rescaling function for which the Bekenstein-Hawking area law is yielded without the need to choose the Barbero-Immirzi parameter (γ) . γ is determined, rather than being chosen, by studying the limit in which the ‘renormalized’ gravitational constant on the horizon asymptotically approaches the ‘bare’ value. The possible physical dynamics behind the ‘renormalization’ is discussed.

Published in: Advances in High Energy Physics 2019 (2019) 6570896
Published by: Hindawi
DOI: 10.1155/2019/6570896
arXiv: 1804.01003
License: CC-BY-3.0

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