If the formation and evaporation of a black hole preserves quantum information, then the horizon is a special place, unlike empty space everywhere else. This conclusion is dramatic, as it appears to contradict the equivalence principle. I will discuss proposals for how to avoid a "firewall" at the horizon, and why they fall short. The equivalence principle may nevertheless be upheld, if firewalls can be understood as a failure of the vacuum state to emerge dynamically.
Black Holes And Firewalls, Can We Take Nothing For Granted?
Berkeley, CA, University of California, Berkeley, Dept. of Physics, September 30, 2013
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Recorded at a colloquium held on September 30, 2013, sponsored by the Dept. of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
originally produced as an .mts file in 2013
Speakers: Raphael Bousso.