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Infosys-ICTS String Theory Lectures
Ahmed Almheiri (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
Date & Time
30 September 2019 to 03 October 2019
Emmy Noether Seminar Room, ICTS Bangalore

Lecture 1: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 11:30 am

Lecture 2: Tuesday, 1 October 2019 at 11:30 am

Lecture 3: Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 10:00 am

Lecture 4: Thursday, 3 October 2019 at 11:30 am

This lecture series will focus on recent progress addressing Hawking's black hole information paradox. I will review previous attempts of resolving this paradox and how it led to ideas of firewalls at the horizon, state dependence of the interior, and ER = EPR. I will present recent work demonstrating how holography can be used to reproduce the Page curve of an evaporating black hole, and present the first model of unitary black hole evaporation that is semi-classical throughout. Finally, I will discuss some ongoing work that derives these results more generally.