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Information Encoding in Quantum Gravity and the Black Hole Information Paradox

Project description

New research to illuminate the black hole information paradox

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 black hole information paradox. When they radiate a small amount of heat (Hawking radiation), they lose mass in the process and ultimately evaporate. During evaporation, information somehow escapes black holes, violating a central principle of quantum mechanics. The EU-funded HoloHair project aims to resolve the information paradox: it will combine two different emergent theories to shed further insight into how black holes encode and store information.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/observational astronomy
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/string theory
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/quantum physics
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/astrophysics/black hole

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
Research Organisations
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
Research Organisations