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Title: Cold black holes in the Harlow–Hayden approach to firewalls

Firewalls are controversial principally because they seem to imply departures from general relativistic expectations in regions of spacetime where the curvature need not be particularly large. One of the virtues of the Harlow–Hayden approach to the firewall paradox, concerning the time available for decoding of Hawking radiation emanating from charged AdS black holes, is precisely that it operates in the context of cold black holes, which are not strongly curved outside the event horizon. Here we clarify this point. The approach is based on ideas borrowed from applications of the AdS/CFT correspondence to the quark–gluon plasma. Firewalls aside, our work presents a detailed analysis of the thermodynamics and evolution of evaporating charged AdS black holes with flat event horizons. We show that, in one way or another, these black holes are always eventually destroyed in a time which, while long by normal standards, is short relative to the decoding time of Hawking radiation.
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  1. Stockholm Univ., Stockholm (Sweden); National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan)
  2. National Univ. of Singapore (Singapore)
  3. National Taiwan Univ., Taipei (Taiwan); SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Stanford, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Physics. B
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 891; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0550-3213
Research Org:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC); National Science Council Taiwan, Taipei (Taiwan); Taiwan's National Center for Theoretical Sciences [NCTS], Taipei (Taiwan)
Country of Publication:
United States