We suggest that the framework of quantum information theory, which has been developing rapidly in recent years due to intense activity in quantum computation and quantum communication, is a reasonable starting point to study non-equilibrium quantum statistical phenomena. As an application, we discuss the non-equilibrium quantum thermodynamics of black hole formation and evaporation.
- Pub Date:
- April 1999
- Quantum Physics;
- General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology
- 20 pages, LaTeX with elsart.cls, 8 postscript figures. Special issue on quantum computation of Chaos, Solitons, and Fractals