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I BH Information paradox and the LIGO BH merger

  1. Sep 20, 2016 #1
    Has anyone analysed the LIGO merger detection http://journals.aps.org/prl/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevLett.116.061102 in the context of the BH information paradox?

    Is there any evidence that the gravitational waves carried any information that could compensate for the change in areas of the initial BHs and the final BH?

    Regards Andrew
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  3. Sep 20, 2016 #2


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    The final black hole had a much larger surface area than the two initial black holes combined.

    Even the orientation with the largest energy loss in GW has an increase in area. The gravitational waves probably don't carry relevant amounts of information, but they don't have to.
  4. Sep 20, 2016 #3
    Thanks mfb I should have worked that out for myself.
    Regards Andrew
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