Revealing Quantum Gravity with the Event Horizon Telescope

Dec 07, 2018 - 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Location

SLAC, Kavli 3rd Floor Conf. Room

Speaker
George Chapline (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory)

There is currently great interest in experimental tests of quantum gravity theories. ā€ˇHowever the EHT may provide the first opportunity for testing quantum gravity. In particular the Chapline-Laughlin -Mazur vacuum for quantum gravity leads to a spectacular prediction: the event horizon for any rotatating compact object has a toroidal topology. if this is the case then AGN jets may originate from the throat of this toroid.