Prof. G. Dvali (MPI, LMU, NYU): Black Holes as Brains: Universality of Information Processing by Systems of Enhanced Memory
Source: Monday physics colloquium
Prof. Georgi Dvali
LMU, MPI & NYU
Black Holes as Brains: Universality of Information Processing by Systems of Enhanced Memory
Povzetek / Abstract:
Black holes are known to saturate the bound on information storage capacity. This is quantified by their micro-state entropy that is holographic by its nature as it obeys the area law. It is also known that black holes decay in a strange way: Slowly releasing energy but no information for a very long time. It has also been conjectured that information becomes highly scrambled. We show that all the above properties are shared by other well-defined systems with enhanced memory storage capacity that seemingly have nothing to do with black holes. These systems can be described either as quantum fields or as neural networks. This striking similarity suggest that there exists an underlying universality in enhancement of information storage capacity that extends across the disciplines. All the phenomena have counterparts in the classical limit, with the role of quantum scrambling taken up by a classical chaos.