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Soft graviton exchange and the information paradox

@article{Gaddam2020SoftGE,
  title={Soft graviton exchange and the information paradox},
  author={Nava Gaddam and Nico Groenenboom},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory},
  year={2020}
}
We show that there is a remarkable soft limit in quantum gravity where the information paradox is readily resolved due to virtual soft graviton exchange on the black hole horizon. This regime is where collision energies satisfy $\sqrt{s}\gg \gamma M_{Pl}$ (with $\gamma \sim M_{Pl}/M_{BH}$) near the horizon. We call this the black hole eikonal phase, in contrast to its flat space analogue where collisions are trans-Planckian. Hawking's geometric optics approximation neglects gravitational… 

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