LIGO Document P1600080-v2

Testing Quantum Gravity with LIGO and VIRGO

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LIGO-P1600080-v2
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Abstract:
We argue that if particularly powerful electromagnetic afterglows of the gravitational waves
bursts detected by LIGO-VIRGO will be observed in the future, this could be used as a strong
observational support for some suggested quantum alternatives for black holes (e.g., firewalls
and gravastars). An universal absence of such powerful afterglows should be taken as a sug-
gestive argument against such hypothetical quantum-gravity objects.
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