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