Scrambling in the black hole portrait

Gia Dvali, Daniel Flassig, Cesar Gomez, Alexander Pritzel, Nico Wintergerst

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    Recently a quantum portrait of black holes was suggested according to which a macroscopic black hole is a Bose-Einstein condensate of soft gravitons stuck at the critical point of a quantum phase transition. We explain why quantum criticality and instability are the key for an efficient generation of entanglement and consequently of the scrambling of information. By studying a simple Bose-Einstein prototype, we show that the scrambling time, which is set by the quantum break time of the system, goes as log N for N the number of quantum constituents or equivalently the black hole entropy.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Article number124041
    JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
    Issue number12
    StatePublished - Dec 26 2013

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
    • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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