Comments on von Neumann algebras and quantum entanglement

April 15, 2024
11:30am to 1:00pm

Grey Room 3

Specialist level
César Gómez

Grey Room 3


The Page curve describing the process of black hole evaporation is derived in terms of a family, parametrized in terms of the evaporation time, of finite type II_1 factors, associated, respectively, to the entanglement wedges of the black hole and the radiation. The so defined Page curve measures the relative continuous dimension of the black hole and the radiation along the evaporation process. The transfer of information is quantitatively defined in terms of the Murray von Neumann parameter describing the change of the spatial properties of the factors during the evaporation. In the simplest case, the generator of the evaporation process is defined in terms of the action of the fundamental group of the hyperfinite type II_1 factor. In this setup the Page curve describes a phase transition with the transfer of information as order parameter. We discuss the limits of either a type I or a type III description of the black hole evaporation.