Submerging islands through thermalization
28 SEP 2021
17:00 - 18:00
Abstract: We illustrate scenarios in which Hawking radiation collected in finite regions of a reservoir provides temporary access to the interior of eternal black holes through transient entanglement "islands". Whether these islands appear and the amount of time for which they dominate - sometimes giving way to a thermalization transition - is controlled by the amount of radiation we probe. In the first scenario, two reservoirs are coupled to an eternal black hole. The second scenario involves two holographic quantum gravitating systems at different temperatures interacting through a Rindler-like reservoir, which acts as a heat engine maintaining thermal equilibrium. This situation describes two eternal black holes radiating into each other through a shared reservoir. We will also discuss the analogous effect in the evaporating AdS2 black hole.
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