AdS_2 holography - Mind the Gap!

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 14:00


646 A - Mondrian


Iosif Bena


IPht Saclay

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Black holes appear to lead to information loss, thus violating one of the fundamental tenets of Quantum Mechanics. Recent Information-Theory-based arguments imply that information loss can only be avoided if at the scale of the black hole horizon there exists a structure (commonly called fuzzball or firewall) that allows information to escape. I will discuss the highly-unusual properties that this structure must have and how these properties emerge in the realization of this structure in String Theory via branes, fluxes and topology. I will then describe the implication of this structure for AdS_2 holography.