Black Holes, Cosmology, Quantum Gravity, and Their Symmetries
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2023) | Viewed by 7821
Interests: black holes; singularities; quantum fields in curved space-time; inflation; modified gravity; Palatini formalism; stellar structure models; compact objects
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A fascinating lesson that follows from our current understanding of gravitational physics and quantum theory is that the large-scale structure of the universe cannot be fully understood without a clear description of its microscopic properties and symmetries. This ultimately requires a consistent combination of gravity and quantum, a challenging endeavor that still remains one of the deepest open questions of theoretical physics.
The exploration of the early universe with high-precision technologies, the observation of gravitational waves generated by the coalescence of massive compact objects, the study of analog models of event horizons in the laboratory, the development of statistical techniques to address thermodynamic questions of black holes, and many other research lines and innovative approaches to longstanding questions are contributing to a growing body of knowledge that, sooner or later, will open new avenues to eventually find a successful theory that accurately describes the dynamics of gravitation in the strongest regimes.
In this Special Issue, we embark with the hope of bringing together novel results on classical and quantum aspects of black holes and other compact objects, gravitational waves, early- and late-time cosmology, and different approaches to quantum gravity. Review articles are also welcome, as they play a very important role for the dissemination of well-established results in emerging and recently consolidated topics. Short communications are also encouraged to facilitate the rapid diffusion of innovative and relevant results and ideas.
We look forward to your contribution.
Prof. Dr. Gonzalo J. Olmo
Dr. Adrián Del Río Vega
Prof. Dr. Eduardo J. Sánchez Villaseñor
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- black holes
- quantum gravity
- gravitational waves
- compact objects
- analog models
- metric-affine gravity
- modified gravity
- symmetries and symmetry breaking