Virtual Black Holes

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Hawking, Stephen W.;
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1103/PhysRevD.53.3099
  • Subject: High Energy Physics - Theory
    arxiv: General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology | Astrophysics::High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena

One would expect spacetime to have a foam-like structure on the Planck scale with a very high topology. If spacetime is simply connected (which is assumed in this paper), the non-trivial homology occurs in dimension two, and spacetime can be regarded as being essentiall... View more
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