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Quantum Mechanics, Common Sense and the Black Hole Information Paradox

Authors
  • Danielsson, Ulf H.
  • Schiffer, Marcelo
Type
Published Article
Publication Date
May 14, 1993
Submission Date
May 14, 1993
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.48.4779
Source
arXiv
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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to analyse, in the light of information theory and with the arsenal of (elementary) quantum mechanics (EPR correlations, copying machines, teleportation, mixing produced in sub-systems owing to a trace operation, etc.) the scenarios available on the market to resolve the so-called black-hole information paradox. We shall conclude that the only plausible ones are those where either the unitary evolution of quantum mechanics is given up, in which information leaks continuously in the course of black-hole evaporation through non-local processes, or those in which the world is polluted by an infinite number of meta-stable remnants.

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