Title

Cosmic Black Holes

Abstract

Production of high-energy gravitational objects is a common feature of gravitational theories. The primordial universe is a natural setting for the creation of black holes and other nonperturbative gravitational entities. Cosmic black holes can be used to probe physical properties of the very early universe which would usually require the knowledge of the theory of quantum gravity. They may be the only tool to explore thermalization of the early universe. Whereas the creation of cosmic black holes was active in the past, it seems to be negligible at the present epoch.

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Black holes; Early universe; Trans-Planckian physics

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0218-2718

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2003 World Scientific Publishing, All rights reserved.

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