3 years ago

Pulsations of a black hole.

You-Gen Shen, Valerio Faraoni, Youjun Lu, Changjun Gao

The Hawking-Penrose singularity theorem states that a singularity forms inside a black hole in general relativity. To remove this singularity one must resort to a more fundamental theory. Using the corrected dynamical equation of loop quantum cosmology and braneworld models, we study the gravitational collapse of a perfect fluid sphere with a rather general equation of state. In the frame of an observer comoving with this fluid, the sphere pulsates between a maximum and a minimum size, avoiding the singularity. The exterior geometry is also constructed. There are usually {an outer and an inner apparent horizon}, resembling the Reissner-Nordstr\"om situation. For a distant observer the {horizon} crossing occurs in an infinite time and the pulsations of the black hole quantum "beating heart" are completely unobservable. However, it may be observable if the black hole is not spherical symmetric and radiates gravitational wave due to the quadrupole moment, if any.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1706.08009

DOI: arXiv:1706.08009v4

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