String theory and the principle of black hole complementarity.

@article{Susskind1993StringTA,
  title={String theory and the principle of black hole complementarity.},
  author={Susskind},
  journal={Physical review letters},
  year={1993},
  volume={71 15},
  pages={
          2367-2368
        }
}
  • Susskind
  • Published 1993
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Physical review letters
  • String theory provides an example of the kind of apparent inconsistency that the principle of black hole complementarity deals with. To a freely infalling observer a string falling through a black hole horizon appears to be a Planck size object. To an outside observer the string and all the information it carries begin to spread as the string approache the horizon. In a time of order the ``information retention time'' it fills the entire area of the horizon. 
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