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Do Black Holes Destroy Information?

Preskill, John (1992) Do Black Holes Destroy Information? , Caltech.

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I review the information loss paradox that was first formulated by Hawking, and discuss possible ways of resolving it. All proposed solutions have serious drawbacks. I conclude that the information loss paradox may well presage a revolution in fundamental physics.

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Additional Information:© 1992. Submitted on 16 Sept. 1992. This report was heavily influenced by discussions with participants in the workshop on Quantum Aspects of Black Holes at the Aspen Center for Physics. The evolution of my thinking about black hole physics has been facilitated by many colleagues, especially Tom Banks, Sidney Coleman, Steve Giddings, Stephen Hawking, Alex Ridgway, Andy Strominger, Lenny Susskind, Kip Thorne, Sandip Trivedi, and Frank Wilczek. This work was supported in part by the US Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-81-ER40050.
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Official Citation:Do Black Holes Destroy Information? Preskill, J. An international symposium on Black Holes, Membranes, Wormholes and Superstrings, Houston Advanced Research Center, 16-18 January 1992. Edited by Sunny Kalara and D.V. Nanopoulos. Singapore: World Scientific, 1993., p.22
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