Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Black hole induced false vacuum decay from first principles

Jul 5, 2021, 6:10 PM
Talk in the parallel session Quantum Fields Quantum Fields


Andrey Shkerin (University of Minnesota)


We provide a method to calculate the rate of false vacuum decay induced by a black hole. The method uses complex tunnelling solutions and consistently takes into account the structure of different quantum vacua in the black hole metric via boundary conditions. We illustrate the technique on a two-dimensional toy model of a scalar field with inverted Liouville potential in an external background of a dilaton black hole.

Primary authors

Andrey Shkerin (University of Minnesota) Dr Sergey Sibiryakov (Perimeter Inst. Theor. Phys.)

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