Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

Black Hole shadow from Loop Quantum Black Hole

Dec 12, 2023, 5:28 PM
Hall # 10

Hall # 10


Mr Hongxuan Jiang (Tsung-Dao Lee Insitute)


In this study, we delve into the observational implications of rotating Loop Quantum Black Holes (LQBHs) within an astrophysical framework. We employ semi-analytical General Relativistic Radiative Transfer (GRRT) computations to study the emission from the accretion flow around LQBHs. Our findings indicate that the intensification of Loop Quantum Gravity (LQG) effects results in an enlargement of the rings from LQBHs, thereby causing a more circular polarization pattern in the shadow images. We make comparisons with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) observations of Sgr A∗ and M 87∗, which enable us to determine an upper limit for the polymetric function P in LQG. The upper limit for Sgr A∗ is 0.2, while for M 87∗ it is 0.1. Both black holes exhibit a preference for a relatively high spin (a ≳ 0.5 for Sgr A∗ and 0.5 ≲ a ≲ 0.7 for M 87∗). The constraints for Sgr A∗ are based on black hole spin and ring diameter, whereas for M 87∗, the constraints are further tightened by the polarimetric pattern.
In essence, our simulations provide observational constraints to the effect of LQG in SMBH, providing the most self-consistent comparison with observation.

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Mr Hongxuan Jiang (Tsung-Dao Lee Insitute)


Mr Chen Liu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) Prof. Haiguang Xu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University) Dr Indu Dihingia (Tsung-Dao Lee Institute) Prof. Qiang Wu (Zhejiang University of Technology) Prof. Tao Zhu (Zhejiang University of Technology) Prof. Yosuke Mizuno (Tsung-Dao Lee Institute)

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