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By Leonard Susskind

During the last decade the physics of black holes has been revolutionized by way of advancements that grew out of Jacob Bekenstein s recognition that black holes have entropy. Stephen Hawking raised profound matters about the lack of details in black gap evaporation and the consistency of quantum mechanics in an international with gravity. for 2 many years those questions questioned theoretical physicists and finally resulted in a revolution within the manner we expect approximately area, time, subject and knowledge. This revolution has culminated in a extraordinary precept referred to as The Holographic precept , that is now an important concentration of recognition in gravitational examine, quantum box conception and simple particle physics. Leonard Susskind, one of many co-inventors of the Holographic precept in addition to one of many founders of String idea, develops and explains those strategies.

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Quantum Fields in Rindler Space 41 8 ω= (a) (c) (b) 8 ω=− Fig. 4 Vacuum pair fluctuations near the horizon A virtual fluctuation is usually considered to be short lived because it “violates energy conservation”. If the virtual fluctuation of energy needed to produce the pair is E, then the lifetime of the fluctuation ∼ E −1 . Now consider the portion of the loop (b) which is found in Region I. From the viewpoint of the Fidos, a particle is injected into the system at ω = −∞ and ρ = 0. The particle travels to some distance and then falls back towards ρ = 0 and ω = +∞.

24. 1) In order to quantize the field χ it is necessary to provide a boundary condition when u → −∞. The simplest method of dealing with this region is to introduce a cutoff at some point uo = log at which point the field (or its first derivative) is made to vanish. The parameter represents the proper 43 44 Black Holes, Information, and the String Theory Revolution distance of the cutoff point to the horizon. Physically we are introducing a perfectly reflecting mirror just outside the horizon at a distance .

At least that is the case classically. This basic description of black hole formation is much more general than might be guessed. It applies with very little modification to the collapse of all kinds of massive matter as well as to non-spherical distributions. In all cases the horizon is a lightlike surface which separates the space-time into an inner and an outer region. Any light ray which originates in the inner region can never reach future asymptotic infinity, or for that matter ever reach any point of the outer region.

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