Foundations of Physics

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 461–470 | Cite as

The Black Hole Information Paradox and the Collapse of the Wave Function

  • Elias OkonEmail author
  • Daniel Sudarsky


The black hole information paradox arises from an apparent conflict between the Hawking black hole radiation and the fact that time evolution in quantum mechanics is unitary. The trouble is that while the former suggests that information of a system falling into a black hole disappears, the latter implies that information must be conserved. In this work we discuss the current divergence in views regarding the paradox, we evaluate the role that objective collapse theories could play in its resolution and we propose a link between spontaneous collapse events and microscopic virtual black holes.


Black holes Information loss paradox Objetive collapse models 



We acknowledge partial financial support from DGAPA-UNAM project IA400114 (EO) and CONACyT project 220738 (DS).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Investigaciones FilosóficasUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Instituto de Ciencias NuclearesUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMexico CityMexico

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