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Title: Information is not lost in the evaporation of 2D black holes
Authors: Ashtekar, A.
Taveras, Victor
Varadarajan, Madhavan
Issue Date: May-2008
Publisher: The American Physical Society
Citation: Physical Review Letters, 2008, Vol.100, 211302
Abstract: We analyze Hawking evaporation of the Callan-Giddings-Harvey-Strominger black holes from a quantum geometry perspective and show that information is not lost, primarily because the quantum space-time is sufficiently larger than the classical. Using suitable approximations to extract physics from quantum space-times we establish that (i) the future null infinity of the quantum space-time is sufficiently long for the past vacuum to evolve to a pure state in the future, (ii) this state has a finite norm in the future Fock space, and (iii) all the information comes out at future infinity; there are no remnants.
Description: Open Access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3576
ISSN: 1550-2368(online)
1550-7998 (print)
Alternative Location: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.100.211302
http://arxiv.org/abs/0801.1811
Copyright: 2008 The American Physical Society
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