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Quantum Hair on Colliding Black Holes

Version 1 : Received: 29 July 2019 / Approved: 1 August 2019 / Online: 1 August 2019 (04:06:33 CEST)

How to cite: Crowell, L.; Corda, C. Quantum Hair on Colliding Black Holes. Preprints 2019, 2019080004 Crowell, L.; Corda, C. Quantum Hair on Colliding Black Holes. Preprints 2019, 2019080004


Black hole collision produce gravitational radiation which is generally thought in a quantum limit to be gravitons. The stretched horizon of a black hole contains quantum information, or a form of quantum hair, which in a coalescence of black holes participates in the generation of gravitons. This may be facilitated with a Bohr-like approach to black hole (BH) quantum physics with quasi-normal mode (QNM) approach to BH quantum mechanics. Quantum gravity and quantum hair on event horizons is excited to higher energy in BH coalescence. The near horizon condition for two BHs right before collision is a deformed AdS spacetime. These excited states of BH quantum hair then relax with the production of gravitons. This is then argued to define RT entropy given by quantum hair on the horizons. These qubits of information from a BH coalescence should then appear in gravitational wave (GW) data. This is a form of the standard AdS/CF T correspondence and the Ryu-Takayanagi (RT) formula [1]. The foundations of physics is proposed to be quantum information and a duality between spacetime observables and quantum fields.


quantum information; quantum hair; black hole quantum physics; quantum levels; AdS/CF T correspondence; Ryu-Takayanagi formula


Physical Sciences, Quantum Science and Technology

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