Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Black hole vs. entanglement

  1. Mar 17, 2009 #1


    User Avatar

    A spacecraft creates two entangled particles. One of them falls into a black hole, past the event horizon.

    Inside the black hole, the entangled particle interacts with a piece of matter (and if all else fails the singularity). This forces a measurement on it.

    Does the wave function of the particle outside the event horizon collapse? There probably isn't any way to check if it's collapsed (because the check will collapse it for you and you'll read a collapsed result ni both cases). However, it's an interesting question...

  2. jcsd
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?