14 May 2014Time: 4:30pm
Venue: Maths 103
The generalized uncertainty principle (GUP) discloses a self-complete characteristic of gravity, namely the possibility of masking any curvature singularity behind an event horizon as a result of matter compression at the Planck scale. We present recent work in this area, specifically the derivation and properties of a new GUP metric and its thermodynamic characteristics, including the formation of cold remnants. We also discuss insights on the ultraviolet self-complete nature of the solution.