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Black Holes Physics

Call for Papers

Black hole (BH) is perhaps the most fascinating object in the research fields of astrophysics and gravitational physics. This mysterious object is predicted by the general theory of relativity (GTR), but such a classical theory cannot explain all its properties. It is believed that only a more general, definitive theory of quantum gravity, which should unify GTR with quantum mechanics, should clarify all the mysteries of BH physics, starting from the unsolved problem of the singularity in the BH's core, to arrive to the BH information puzzle and to the last stages of the BH evaporation, where very high energies are involved. In fact, it is general conviction that black holes result in highly excited states representing both the “hydrogen atom” and the “quasithermal emission” in quantum gravity. On this issue we recall that an exciting consequence of TeV-scale quantum gravity could be the potential production of mini-BHs in high-energy experiments, like the LHC and beyond.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that are related to black holes physics. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Classical theory of Bhs
  • Singularities
  • Thermodynamics of BHs
  • Hawking radiation and semiclassical theory of BHs
  • Quantum properties of Bhs
  • Information paradox
  • Last stages of the BHs evaporation
  • Potential mini-BHs production in high-energy experiments

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 3 January 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 28 March 2014
Publication DateFriday, 23 May 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Xiaoxiong Zeng, Department of Physics, Institute of Theoretical Physics, Beijing Normal University and School of Science, Chongqing Jiaotong University, Nanan 400074, China

Guest Editors

  • Christian Corda, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Advanced Mathematics Einstein-Galilei, Via Santa Gonda 14, 59100 Prato, Italy
  • Deyou Chen, Institute of Theoretical Physics, China West Normal University, Nanchong, Sichuan 637009, China