# Black hole induced false vacuum decay from first principles

### APA

Sibiryakov, S. (2021). Black hole induced false vacuum decay from first principles. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/21030036

### MLA

Sibiryakov, Sergey. Black hole induced false vacuum decay from first principles. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 26, 2021, https://pirsa.org/21030036

### BibTex

@misc{ pirsa_21030036, doi = {10.48660/21030036}, url = {https://pirsa.org/21030036}, author = {Sibiryakov, Sergey}, keywords = {Particle Physics}, language = {en}, title = {Black hole induced false vacuum decay from first principles}, publisher = {Perimeter Institute}, year = {2021}, month = {mar}, note = {PIRSA:21030036 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}} }

Sergey Sibiryakov McMaster University

## Abstract

It has been proposed that microscopic black holes can catalyze decay of metastable false vacuum. The calculations of the decay rate existing in the literature make use of the Euclidean time formalism developed for equilibrium configurations. This is not the case, however, for a realistic black hole formed by gravitational collapse and emitting Hawking radiation. I will review the motivations to study black hole catalysis of vacuum decay, propose a general method to calculate the decay rate, and illustrate it on a two-dimensional toy model.