PIRSA:08040001

The Black Hole Information Paradox, Past and Future

APA

Polchinski, J. (2008). The Black Hole Information Paradox, Past and Future. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/08040001

MLA

Polchinski, Joseph. The Black Hole Information Paradox, Past and Future. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 09, 2008, https://pirsa.org/08040001

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_08040001,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/08040001},
            author = {Polchinski, Joseph},
            keywords = {Quantum Fields and Strings, Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {The Black Hole Information Paradox, Past and Future},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2008},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:08040001 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

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.