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On the Universality of Hawking Radiation

Gryb, Sean and Palacios, Patricia and Thebault, Karim P Y (2019) On the Universality of Hawking Radiation. [Preprint]

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Abstract

A physically consistent semi-classical treatment of black holes requires universality arguments to deal with the `trans-Planckian' problem where quantum spacetime effects appear to be amplified such that they undermine the entire semi-classical modelling framework. We evaluate three families of such arguments in comparison with Wilsonian renormalization group universality arguments found in the context of condensed matter physics. Our analysis is framed by the crucial distinction between robustness and universality. Particular emphasis is placed on the quality whereby the various arguments are underpinned by `integrated' notions of robustness and universality. Whereas the principal strength of Wilsonian universality arguments can be understood in terms of the presence of such integration, the principal weakness of all three universality arguments for Hawking radiation is its absence.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Gryb, Seans.gryb@hef.ru.nl
Palacios, PatriciaPatricia.palacios@lrz.uni-muenchen.de
Thebault, Karim P Ykarim.thebault@gmail.com
Keywords: Hawking Radiation, Universality, Black Holes, Robustness
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Depositing User: Dr Karim Thebault
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 13:03
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 13:03
Item ID: 15900
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics > Condensed Matter
Specific Sciences > Physics > Fields and Particles
General Issues > Models and Idealization
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Field Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Specific Sciences > Physics > Statistical Mechanics/Thermodynamics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Symmetries/Invariances
Date: 11 April 2019
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15900

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