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**Ashtekar and Bojowald Black Hole paper (long awaited)**

http://www.arxiv.org/abs/gr-qc/0509075

**Quantum geometry and the Schwarzschild singularity**

Abhay Ashtekar, Martin Bojowald

31 pages, 1 figure

IGPG-05-09/01, AEI-2005-132

"In homogeneous cosmologies, quantum geometry effects lead to a resolution of the classical singularity without having to invoke special boundary conditions at the singularity or introduce ad-hoc elements such as unphysical matter. The same effects are shown to lead to a resolution of the Schwarzschild singularity. The resulting quantum extension of space-time is likely to have significant implications to the black hole evaporation process. Similarities and differences with the situation in quantum geometrodynamics are pointed out."