Black hole evolution

Lárus Thorlacius
1995 Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements  
Black hole formation and evaporation is studied in the semiclassical approximation in simple 1+1-dimensional models, with emphasis on issues related to Hawking's information paradox. Exact semiclassical solutions are described and questions of boundary conditions and vacuum stability are discussed. The validity of the semiclassical approximation has been called into question in the context of the information puzzle. A different approach, where black hole evolution is assumed to be unitary, is
more » ... scribed. It requires unusual causal properties and kinematic behavior of matter that may be realized in string theory. Based on lectures given at the 1994 Trieste Spring School
doi:10.1016/0920-5632(95)00435-c fatcat:ferxwcte65gozftekyeks6mpqm