Dynamics and entanglement in spherically symmetric quantum gravity

Viqar Husain*, Daniel R. Terno

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The gravity-scalar field system in spherical symmetry provides a natural setting for exploring gravitational collapse and its aftermath in quantum gravity. In a canonical approach, we give constructions of the Hamiltonian operator, and of semiclassical states peaked on constraint-free data. Such states provide explicit examples of physical states. We also show that matter-gravity entanglement is an inherent feature of physical states, whether or not there is a black hole.

Original languageEnglish
Article number044039
Pages (from-to)1-11
Number of pages11
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 26 Feb 2010


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