Rethinking Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis on Quantum Mechanical Grounds: Critical Overview

The hypothesis of cosmic censorship (CCH) plays a crucial role in classical General Relativity, namely to ensure that naked singularities would never emerge, in which case phenomena beyond our understanding and ability to predict could occur. More than 40 years after it was first proposed, the validity of the hypothesis remains an open question. Here CCH gets reconsidered in both its weak and strong version, concerning point-like singularities, with respect to the provisions of Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle. It is argued that the shielding of the singularities from observers at infinity by an event horizon is also quantum mechanically favored, but ultimately it seems more appropriate to accept that singularities never actually form in the usual sense, thus no naked singularity danger exists in the first place.

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Nikolaos Pappas
Division of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, University of Ioannina, Ioannina GR-45110, Greece and Department of Physics, University of Thessaly, Lamia, GR-35100, Greece

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