22/04/2015, 16:00 — 17:00 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
Daniele Pranzetti, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
Black hole entropy in loop quantum gravity
After briefly introducing the main ingredients of the loop quantum gravity approach, I show how it can applied to the calculation of black hole entropy. I review some well known results and open issues resulting from the interplay with Chern-Simons theory techniques. I then introduce a new analysis of the horizon degrees of freedom in terms of purely LQG methods, which turns out to be dual to a CFT description. I show how this unifying framework allows us to recover the semiclassical Bekenstein-Hawking entropy formula.