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A new endpoint for Hawking evaporation

Date: 
Thursday 1st September 2005 - 15:30 to 16:30
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Session Title: 
Black hole mini-symposium
Abstract: 

We show that certain charged black holes in string theory have a new endpoint for Hawking evaporation. As they evaporate toward extremality, there is a topology changing transition which removes the horizon and singularity and produces a Kaluza-Klein "bubble of nothing". This should lead to a completely nonsingular description of Hawking evaporation.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
    Clay Mathematics Institute London Mathematical Society NM Rothschild and Sons