Black Holes: Thermodynamics, Information, and Firewalls - download pdf or read online

By Robert B. Mann

This e-book displays the resurgence of curiosity within the quantum homes of black holes, culminating such a lot lately in controversial discussions approximately firewalls. On the thermodynamic side, it describes how new developments allowed the inclusion of pressure/volume phrases within the first legislations, resulting in a brand new knowing of black holes as chemical structures, experiencing novel phenomena similar to triple issues and reentrant section transitions. at the quantum-information side, the reader learns how basic arguments undergirding quantum complementarity were proven to be mistaken; and the way this suggests that a black gap may perhaps encompass itself with a firewall: a violent and chaotic zone of hugely excited states. In this thorough and pedagogical remedy, Robert Mann lines those new advancements from their roots to our present-day knowing, highlighting their relationships and the demanding situations they current for quantum gravity.

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