Fuzzy Blackholes

Anand Murugan, Pomona College

Click on the arrow below to see the video presentation, "Fuzzy Horizon."

Previously linked to as http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/stc,18 (paper) and http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/u?/stc,24 (video).


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.