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Constraints on Low-Energy Effective Theories from Weak Cosmic Censorship

Chen, Baoyi and Lin, Feng-Li and Ning, Bo and Chen, Yanbei (2021) Constraints on Low-Energy Effective Theories from Weak Cosmic Censorship. Physical Review Letters, 126 (3). Art. No. 031102. ISSN 0031-9007. doi:10.1103/physrevlett.126.031102.

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We examine the weak cosmic censorship conjecture (WCCC) for the extremal charged black hole in possible generalizations of Einstein-Maxwell theory due to the high-order corrections, up to fourth-derivative terms. Our derivation is based on Wald’s gedanken experiment to destroy an extremal black hole. We find that the WCCC no longer holds for all possible generalizations. Thus, the WCCC can serve as a new constraint to the high-order effective field theories. However, our constraint is independent of photon’s self-interactions so that precision measurement of quantum electrodynamics cannot constrain the WCCC. For higher-dimension operators induced by the one-loop correction for the minimally coupled spinor and scalar to gravity, our constraint is satisfied.

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Lin, Feng-Li0000-0002-4277-7219
Chen, Yanbei0000-0002-9730-9463
Additional Information:© 2021 American Physical Society. Received 27 June 2020; accepted 6 January 2021; published 22 January 2021. We thank Clifford Cheung for helpful discussions and comments. B. C. and Y. C. acknowledge the support from the Brinson Foundation, the Simons Foundation (Grant No. 568762), and the National Science Foundation, Grants No. PHY-1708212 and No. PHY-1708213. F. L. L. is supported by Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology through Grant No. 106-2112-M-003-004-MY3, and he also thanks NCTS for support. B. N. is supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China with Grant No. 11975158.
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Brinson FoundationUNSPECIFIED
Simons Foundation568762
Ministry of Science and Technology (Taipei)106-2112-M-003-004-MY3
National Center for Theoretical Sciences (Taipei)UNSPECIFIED
National Natural Science Foundation of China11975158
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