Project Study of the interaction between gravitational fields and quantum systems

Basic data

Title:
Study of the interaction between gravitational fields and quantum systems
Duration:
01/11/2020 to 31/10/2022
Abstract / short description:
This research statement is directed to the study of the influence of the gravitational fields of black holes on quantum systems, dynamics and stability of black holes and neutron stars, gravitational waves sources, and the active and passive fluctuations of spacetime geometry. We will consider the classical background of an astrophysical black hole and then quantize the matter fields. This study can also be made for a larger gravitational system, such as a black hole with a cosmic string, or a global monopole as well as for an analogue gravity model, such as an acoustic black hole.
The justification for a project of this nature is linked to the fact that these studies may shed some light on the physics of black holes and compact objects, and they can indicate a possible path to the construction of a quantum theory of gravity. Moreover, the studies that will be done involving analogue models of gravity and optical systems will provide the possibility, in principle, of testing in the laboratory some kinds of effects whose nature is unquestionably associated with purely quantum effects of gravity.
Keywords:
Physics
astrophysics
Astrophysik

Involved staff

Managers

Faculty of Science
University of Tübingen
Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT)
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science

Contact persons

Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT)
Department of Physics, Faculty of Science
CRC-TR 7 - Gravitational Wave Astronomy
Collaborative research centers and transregios

Local organizational units

Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics (IAAT)
Department of Physics
Faculty of Science

Funders

Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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