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The Black Hole Information Paradox and the Collapse of the Wave Function

Okon, Elias and Sudarsky, Daniel (2015) The Black Hole Information Paradox and the Collapse of the Wave Function. [Preprint]

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Abstract

The black hole information paradox arises from an apparent conflict between the Hawking black hole radiation and the fact that time evolution in quantum mechanics is unitary. The trouble is that while the former suggests that information of a system falling into a black hole disappears, the latter implies that information must be conserved. In this work we discuss the current divergence in views regarding the paradox, we evaluate the role that objective collapse theories could play in its resolution and we propose a link between spontaneous collapse events and microscopic virtual black holes.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
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Okon, Eliaseokon@filosoficas.unam.mx
Sudarsky, Danielsudarsky@nucleares.unam.mx
Additional Information: Accepted for publication in Foundations of Physics.
Keywords: Black Holes; Information Loss Paradox; Objective Collapse.
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Depositing User: Dr. Elias Okon
Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2015 16:17
Last Modified: 14 Feb 2015 16:17
Item ID: 11321
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Physics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Gravity
Specific Sciences > Physics > Quantum Mechanics
Specific Sciences > Physics > Relativity Theory
Date: 14 February 2015
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/11321

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