Three lectures on complexity and black holes /

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Author / Creator:Susskind, Leonard.
Imprint:Cham : Springer, 2020.
Description:1 online resource (93 p.).
Language:English
Series:SpringerBriefs in Physics
SpringerBriefs in physics.
Subject:Black holes (Astronomy)
Thermodynamics.
Quantum theory.
Black holes (Astronomy)
Quantum theory.
Thermodynamics.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12606275
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ISBN:9783030451097
3030451097
9783030451080
3030451089
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Summary:These three lectures cover a certain aspect of complexity and black holes, namely the relation to the second law of thermodynamics. The first lecture describes the meaning of quantum complexity, the analogy between entropy and complexity, and the second law of complexity. Lecture two reviews the connection between the second law of complexity and the interior of black holes. Prof. L. Susskind discusses how firewalls are related to periods of non-increasing complexity which typically only occur after an exponentially long time. The final lecture is about the thermodynamics of complexity, and "uncomplexity" as a resource for doing computational work. The author explains the remarkable power of "one clean qubit," in both computational terms and in space-time terms. This book is intended for graduate students and researchers who want to take the first steps towards the mysteries of black holes and their complexity.
Other form:Print version: Susskind, Leonard Three Lectures on Complexity and Black Holes Cham : Springer,c2020 9783030451080
Standard no.:10.1007/978-3-030-45
10.1007/978-3-030-45109-7