Horizons are classical causal structures that arise in systems with sharply defined energy and corresponding gravitational radius. A global gravitational radius operator can be introduced for a static and spherically symmetric quantum mechanical matter state by lifting the classical “Hamiltonian” constraint that relates the gravita- tional radius to the ADM mass, thus giving rise to a “horizon wave-function”. This minisuperspace-like formalism is shown here to be able to consistently describe also the local gravitational radius related to the Misner–Sharp mass function of the quantum source, provided its energy spectrum is determined by spatially localised modes.

Global and local horizon quantum mechanics

CASADIO, ROBERTO;GIUSTI, ANDREA
2017

Abstract

Horizons are classical causal structures that arise in systems with sharply defined energy and corresponding gravitational radius. A global gravitational radius operator can be introduced for a static and spherically symmetric quantum mechanical matter state by lifting the classical “Hamiltonian” constraint that relates the gravita- tional radius to the ADM mass, thus giving rise to a “horizon wave-function”. This minisuperspace-like formalism is shown here to be able to consistently describe also the local gravitational radius related to the Misner–Sharp mass function of the quantum source, provided its energy spectrum is determined by spatially localised modes.
Casadio, Roberto; Giugno, Andrea; Giusti, Andrea
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