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Octavian Micu

Institute of Space Science, Magurele, Romania

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Born: 1976

Interests: black holes, theoretical physics

I have research experience in theoretical physics, my focus being in physics beyond the standard model and quantum gravity. Recently, I've been working on the problem of finding a mathematical formulation for the problem of horizons (classical concept that arises in General Relativity) when dealing with quantum mechanical wave-packets with energies near the Planck mass. When studying the formation of Planck size black holes, both the classical theory of general relativity and quantum mechanics are important. This is the regime one needs to have in mind when developing a quantum theory of gravity, and hopefully the horizon wave function formalism will guide the community in that direction. I am also interested in finding quantum black hole decay signatures which can be discovered experimentally. TeV scale black holes can only exist in models derived from string theory or from beyond the standard model physics' theories. Finding the Planck scale at low energies or even pushing the threshold a few orders of magnitude higher will be a significant accomplishment for the community.

Selected publications:
• Roberto Casadio, Andrea Giugno, Octavian Micu. Horizon Quantum Mechanics: a hitchhiker' s guide to quantum black holes. Int. J. Mod. Phys. D, 2016.
• Roberto Casadio, Andrea Giugno, Octavian Micu, Alessio Orlandi. Thermal BEC Black Holes. Entropy , 17(10), pp. 6893-6924, 2015.
• Roberto Casadio, Octavian Micu, Dejan Stojkovic. Horizon Wave-Function and the Quantum Cosmic Censorship. Phys. Lett. B, 2015.
• Roberto Casadio, Octavian Micu, Dejan Stojkovic. Inner Horizon of the Quantum Reissner-Nordström Black Holes. JHEP, 2015.
• R. Casadio, A. Giugno, O. Micu, A. Orlandi. Black holes as self-sustained quantum states, and Hawking radiation. Phys. Rev. D, 90, 2014.
• Quantum Aspects of Black Holes. Minimum length effects in black hole physics. In . 2014.
• R. Casadio, O. Micu, F. Scardigli. Quantum hoop conjecture: Black hole formation by particle collisions. Phys. Lett. B, 732, 2014.
• N. Arsene, X. Calmet, L. I. Caramete, O. Micu. Back-to-Back Black Holes decay Signature at Neutrino Observatories. Astroparticle Physics, 54, 2014.
• N. Arsene, L. I. Caramete, P. B. Denton, O. Micu. Quantum Black Holes Effects on the Shape of Extensive Air Showers. , 2013.
• G. L. Alberghi, L. Bellagamba, X. Calmet, R. Casadio, O. Micu. Charged Black Hole Remnants at the LHC. Eur. Phys. J. C, 73, 2013.
• R. Casadio, O. Micu, A. Orlandi. . Minimum black hole mass from colliding Gaussian packets. Eur. Phys. J. C, 72, 2012.
• X. Calmet, L. I. Caramete, O. Micu. Quantum black holes from Cosmic Rays. JHEP, 2012.
• S. Hollenberg, O. Micu, P. B. Pal. Lepton number violating effects in neutrino oscillations. Phys. Rev. D, 85, 2011.
• G. L. Alberghi, R. Casadio, O. Micu, A. Orlandi. Brane-world black holes and the scale of gravity. JHEP, 2011.
• R. Casadio, B. Harms, O. Micu. Affect of brane thickness on microscopic tidal-charged black holes. Phys. Rev. D, 81, 2010.
• R. Casadio, O. Micu. Exploring the bulk of tidal-charged micro-black holes. Phys. Rev. D, 81, 2010.
• R. Casadio, S. Fabi, B. Harms, O. Micu. Theoretical survey of tidal-charged black holes at the LHC. JHEP, 2010.
• S. Hollenberg, O. Micu, H. Paes. Neutrino-antineutrino oscillations as a possible solution for the LSND and MiniBooNE anomalies?. , 80, 2009.
• S. Hollenberg, O. Micu, H. Paes, T. J. Weiler. Baseline-dependent neutrino oscillations with extra-dimensional shortcuts. Phys. Rev. D, 80, 2009.
• R. Casadio, A. Gruppuso, B. Harms, O. Micu. Boundaries and the Casimir effect in non-commutative space-time. Phys. Rev. D, 76, 2007.
• B. Harms, O. Micu. Noncommutative quantum Hall effect and Aharonov-Bohm effect. JPhys. A, 40, 2007.
• R. Casadio, P. H. Cox, B. Harms, O. Micu. Moving Mirrors and Black Hole Evaporation in Non-Commutative Space-Times. Phys. Rev. D, 73, 2006.
• R. Casadio, B. Harms, O. Micu. Microscopic Black Holes as a Source of Ultrahigh-Energy Gamma-Rays. In Fort Lauderdale 2001, Cosmology and Elementary Particle Physics 132-140. 2002.


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