publication . Article . Other literature type . Preprint . 2011

Entanglement entropy of black holes

Sergey N. Solodukhin;
Open Access English
  • Published: 21 Oct 2011
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
The entanglement entropy is a fundamental quantity which characterizes the correlations between sub-systems in a larger quantum-mechanical system. For two sub-systems separated by a surface the entanglement entropy is proportional to the area of the surface and depends on the UV cutoff which regulates the short-distance correlations. The geometrical nature of the entanglement entropy calculation is particularly intriguing when applied to black holes when the entangling surface is the black hole horizon. I review a variety of aspects of this calculation: the useful mathematical tools such as the geometry of spaces with conical singularities and the heat kernel me...
arXiv: Quantum Physics
free text keywords: [PHYS]Physics [physics], Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous), Bekenstein-Hawking entropy, black holes, entanglement entropy, Atomic physics. Constitution and properties of matter, QC170-197, High Energy Physics - Theory, Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics, General Relativity and Quantum Cosmology, Review Article, Theoretical physics, Configuration entropy, Physics, Squashed entanglement, Generalized relative entropy, Joint quantum entropy, Quantum relative entropy, Topological entropy in physics, Quantum entanglement, Quantum discord, Classical mechanics
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