A new ILQGS talk (given 13 March) by Diaz-Polo

**Black Hole Evaporation in Loop Quantum Gravity**
Slides PDF:

http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/diazpolo031312.pdf
Audio:

http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/diazpolo031312.wav
or

http://relativity.phys.lsu.edu/ilqgs/diazpolo031312.aif
based on this paper:

http://arxiv.org/abs/1109.4239
**Probing Loop Quantum Gravity with Evaporating Black Holes**
Aurelien Barrau, Xiangyu Cao, Jacobo Diaz-Polo, Julien Grain, Thomas Cailleteau

(Submitted on 20 Sep 2011)

This letter aims at showing that the observation of evaporating black holes should allow distinguishing between the usual Hawking behavior and Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) expectations. We present a full Monte-Carlo simulation of the evaporation in LQG and statistical tests that discriminate between competing models. We conclude that contrarily to what was commonly thought, the discreteness of the area in LQG leads to characteristic features that qualify evaporating black holes as objects that could reveal quantum gravity footprints.

5 pages, 3 figures. Published in

* Physical Review Letters* 107, 251301 (2011)