Date of Completion


Degree Type

Honors Thesis


Physics (PHYS)

First Advisor

Jonas Mureika


Black Holes are special objects as they are at the intersection of Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity. A central tenant of quantum mechanics is the Uncertainty Principle that dictates we cannot know with complete certainty position and momentum at the same time. The Extended Uncertainty Principle introduces a position-related uncertainty correction L_* to account for General Relativity. In a previous paper, a black hole metric associated with the Extended Uncertainty Principle was derived, by modifying the metric function of a Schwarzschild black hole. This metric introduces near-horizon structures that should produce observable effects, such as love numbers, gravitational wave echoes, quasi-normal modes, and absorption coefficients. Some of these effects could be observed with current or near-term technology such as the Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) and the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). Other than calculating the expected value of the aforementioned observables, this article discusses the magnitude of L_*.