Saturons - VIRTUAL


Dvali, G. (2024). Saturons - VIRTUAL. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.


Dvali, Gia. Saturons - VIRTUAL. Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Feb. 06, 2024,


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            doi = {10.48660/24020052},
            url = {},
            author = {Dvali, Gia},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Saturons - VIRTUAL},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics},
            year = {2024},
            month = {feb},
            note = {PIRSA:24020052 see, \url{}}

Gia Dvali Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitiät München (LMU)

Source Repository PIRSA


“Saturons" are macroscopic objects that saturate the field theoretic upper bound on microstate degeneracy. Due to their maximal microstate entropy, from a quantum information perspective, saturons and black holes belong to the same universality class with common key properties.  However, as opposed to black holes,  saturons do not require gravity and can emerge via ordinary renormalizable interactions, such as QCD, in the form  of soliton-like states. Due to this feature, saturons serve as laboratories for understanding certain properties of black holes. After reviewing the general properties of saturons, we discuss their implications for fundamental physics and cosmology. In particular, we explain how saturons can lead to a new form of phase transition. 


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