Graduation Year


Document Type

Open Access Senior Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science


Physics & Astronomy

Reader 1

Vatche Sahakian

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© 2007 Anand Murugan. Pomona College has non-exclusive publication rights. Permission is granted to quote from the thesis with the customary acknowledgment of the source. Copyright for each article is retained by the author. Republication in any form requires permission from the author of the thesis.


The fuzzball model of a black hole is an attempt to resolve the many paradoxes and puzzles of black hole physics that have revealed themselves over the last century. These badly behaved solutions of general relativity have given physicists one of the few laboratories to test candidate quantum theories of gravity. Though little is known about exactly what lies beyond the event horizon, and what the ultimate fate of matter that falls in to a black hole is, we know a few intriguing and elegant semi-classical results that have kept physicists occupied. Among these are the known black hole entropy and the Hawking radiation process.


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OCLC number: 549439170

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