We present a further argument that typical black holes with field theory duals have firewalls at the horizon. This argument makes no reference to entanglement between the black hole and any distant system, and so is not evaded by identifying degrees of freedom inside the black hole with those outside. We also address the Einstein-Rosen=Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen conjecture of Maldacena and Susskind, arguing that the correlations in generic highly entangled states cannot be geometrized as a smooth wormhole.
Physical Review Letters
- Pub Date:
- October 2013
- Quantum aspects of black holes evaporation thermodynamics;
- Gauge/string duality;
- High Energy Physics - Theory
- 5 pages. v2: added references to earlier work on firewalls in unentangled black holes