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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

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The Black Hole Information Paradox, Past and Future
Speaker(s): Joseph Polchinski
Abstract: Hawking's black hole information paradox is one of the great thought experiments in physics. It points to a breakdown of some central principle of physics, though which one breaks down is still in dispute. It has led to the discovery of ideas that seem to be key to unifying quantum mechanics and gravity, namely the holographic principle and gauge/gravity duality. I review this subject, and discuss ongoing work and future directions.
Date: 09/04/2008 - 2:00 pm
Series: Colloquium
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