Title: Observable signatures of loop quantum gravity in black hole evaporation.
Abstract: Loop quantum gravity provides an effective description of quantum black holes that allows to reproduce the semi-classical Bekenstein-Hawking results for the entropy. In addition, quantum corrections also arise in this picture, remarkably, a discretization of the entropy in the Planck regime. I will present an overview of the framework and comment on the main features of the entropy computation. This will allow us to look deeper into the possible observational consequences of this setting. I will present some specific signatures that, should it be possible to record in an experiment the Hawking radiation from evaporating Planck-sized black holes, would provide an experimental test to this approach.
Place: Physics Dept. Meeting Room, 2th floor, IST