High-energy gravitational scattering and Bose-Einstein condensates of gravitons
2014 (English)In: Journal of High Energy Physics (JHEP), ISSN 1029-8479, E-ISSN 1126-6708, no 12, 016- p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Quantum black holes are difficult to describe. We consider two seemingly divergent approaches, high-energy scattering and the proposal to regard black holes as Bose-Einstein condensates of gravitons, and establish a connection between them. Results from the eikonal approximation of high-energy scattering are reconsidered and processed further by a saddle-point approximation. The dominant contribution to the scattering amplitude comes from a ladder diagram with the exchange of N gravitons, and the number of gravitons follows a Poisson distribution. This approximation supports the picture of a graviton Bose-Einstein condensate with an extent equal to the Schwarzschild radius, which grows with N in a way determined by the saddle point. The approach permits calculations of 1/N corrections from the fluctuations around the saddle points and we comment on these. Scattering methods might be useful probes of quantum black holes, especially when interpreted in terms of condensates.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. no 12, 016- p.
Black Holes, Models of Quantum Gravity, Field Theories in Higher Dimensions
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-111401DOI: 10.1007/JHEP12(2014)016ISI: 000345919000001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-111401DiVA: diva2:775794