Department of Physics and Astronomy

BSc presentation: Entanglement and the black hole information paradox

  • Date: 5/23/2017 at 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
  • Location: A73121
  • Lecturer: Nadia Flodgren (Uppsala)
  • Contact person: Fabrizio Nieri
  • Seminarium

The black hole information paradox arises when quantum mechan- ical effects are considered in the vicinity of the event horizon of a black hole. In this presentation the fundamental properties of quan- tum mechanical systems and black holes that lead to the information paradox are described, with focus on quantum entanglement. While first presented in 1976, the information paradox is as of yet an unsolved problem. Two of the proposed solutions, "black hole complementarity" and "firewalls", are discussed.