Schedule Oct 28, 2021
The volume of the black hole interior at late times
Mark Mezei, Stony Brook
Cite as: doi:10.26081/K6GG9F

Understanding the fate of semi-classical black hole solutions at very late times is one of the most important open questions in quantum gravity. In this talk, we provide a path integral definition of the volume of the black hole interior and study it at arbitrarily late times for black holes in various models of two-dimensional gravity. Because of a novel universal cancellation between the contributions of the semi-classical black hole spectrum and some of its non-perturbative corrections, we find that, after a linear growth at early times, the length of the interior saturates at a time, and towards a value, that is exponentially large in the entropy of the black hole. This provides a non-perturbative confirmation of the complexity equals volume proposal since complexity is also expected to plateau at the same value and at the same time.

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