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Information Encoding in Quantum Gravity and the Black Hole Information Paradox

Project description

New research to illuminate the information encoding in quantum gravity

The discovery of gravitational waves emanating from merging black holes was a spectacular confirmation of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. However, physicists are still puzzled about the role of quantum mechanics as encapsulated by the black hole information paradox. When black holes radiate a small amount of heat (Hawking radiation), they lose mass in the process and ultimately evaporate. During evaporation, information must escape the black hole to avoid violating a central principle of quantum mechanics. The EU-funded HoloHair project aims to shed light on how black holes encode, store and emit information and whether information in quantum gravity in asymptotically flat spacetime is encoded via a holographic principle.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
France
Activity type
Other
EU contribution
€ 1 497 340

Beneficiaries (1)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 1 497 340
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Other