TY - JOUR

T1 - Black hole information versus locality

AU - Itzhaki, N.

PY - 1996

Y1 - 1996

N2 - We discuss the limitations on space-time measurement in the Schwarzchild metric. We find that near the horizon the limitations on the space-time measurement are of the order of the black-hole radius. We suggest that it indicates that a large-mass black hole cannot be described by means of local-field theory even at macroscopic distances and that any attempt to describe black hole formation and evaporation by means of an effective local-field theory will necessarily lead to information loss. We also present a new interpretation of the black-hole entropy that leads to [Formula presented], where [Formula presented] is a constant of order 1 that does not depend on the number of fields.

AB - We discuss the limitations on space-time measurement in the Schwarzchild metric. We find that near the horizon the limitations on the space-time measurement are of the order of the black-hole radius. We suggest that it indicates that a large-mass black hole cannot be described by means of local-field theory even at macroscopic distances and that any attempt to describe black hole formation and evaporation by means of an effective local-field theory will necessarily lead to information loss. We also present a new interpretation of the black-hole entropy that leads to [Formula presented], where [Formula presented] is a constant of order 1 that does not depend on the number of fields.

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U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevD.54.1557

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevD.54.1557

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AN - SCOPUS:3142537342

SN - 1550-7998

VL - 54

SP - 1557

EP - 1563

JO - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

JF - Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology

IS - 2

ER -