The possible role of event-horizons in Quantum gravity

M. Schiffer

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In this paper we extend to the de Sitter universe Bekenstein's result for the minimum variation of the black hole event-horizon area due to the absorption of an extended (classical) particle. Based on these equations we argue that at macroscopic scales the classical and quantum results should be in correspondence with each other (correspondence principle) and conclude that the event-horizon area is quantized in units of Planck's length squared. Consequences are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)705-717
Number of pages13
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1992
Externally publishedYes


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