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Semi Classical Physics of Horizons

Fri., Mar. 16, 2012 3:30 p.m. - Fri., Mar. 16, 2012 4:30 p.m.

Location: CL410

We describe the origin of Hawking radiation from black holes using a semi classical non-unitary time evolution operator defined at the horizon. We find that this time evolution is closely connected to the entropy production mechanism in the physics of irreversible systems.