Holography abhors visible trapped surfaces
Author(s)Engelhardt, Netta; Folkestad, Åsmund
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Abstract We prove that consistency of the holographic dictionary implies a hallmark prediction of the weak cosmic censorship conjecture: that in classical gravity, trapped surfaces lie behind event horizons. In particular, the existence of a trapped surface implies the existence of an event horizon, and that furthermore this event horizon must be outside of the trapped surface. More precisely, we show that the formation of event horizons outside of a strong gravity region is a direct consequence of causal wedge inclusion, which is required by entanglement wedge reconstruction. We make few assumptions beyond the absence of evaporating singularities in strictly classical gravity. We comment on the implication that spacetimes with naked trapped surfaces do not admit a holographic dual, note a possible application to holographic complexity, and speculate on the dual CFT interpretation of a trapped surface.
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Center for Theoretical Physics
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Journal of High Energy Physics. 2021 Jul 12;2021(7):66
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