Mathematical Physics and String Theory

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The Black Hole Information Paradox

Prof. Larus Thorlacius, NORDITA

29.04.2009 at 10:30

Hawking's information paradox arises when one considers the formation and subsequent evaporation of a black hole. It pits quantum mechanical unitarity against locality in spacetime and highlights the incompatibility between the world view offered by general relativity and that of quantum physics. In a gravity theory with a gauge theory dual, the information paradox must be resolved in favor of unitary evolution. The challenge is then to identify the non-local effects that implement unitarity on the gravity side.

Seminarraum 348 / 349, Fakultät für Physik der LMU München, Theresienstr. 37, 80333 München