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Quantum information and gravity: black holes

Grant number: 09/10774-8
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): July 31, 2011
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:George Emanuel Avraam Matsas
Grantee:Katja Stephanie Ried
Home Institution: Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de São Paulo. São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:07/55449-1 - Physics in curved spacetimes, AP.TEM

Abstract

The main goal of this project is to think about what quantum information theory has to say about systems where the gravitational field is relevant and in particular about black hole physics. Special attention will be paid to the entropy of black holes and to the so called information loss paradox.