**Venue: **Online**Class timings: **6:30 pm -8 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays**First meeting:** 13th January 2021

**Course description: **

- Hawking's original formulation of the information paradox.
- Paradoxes involving the black-hole interior and the monogamy of entanglement.
- The principle of holography of information.
- Quantum extremal Islands.
- Paradoxes involving large AdS black holes
- Construction of the black-hole interior in AdS/CFT
- State dependence
- Fuzzballs, firewalls, and other proposals for horizon structure

https://arxiv.org/pdf/2012.05770.pdf

**Prerequisites:**Quantum Field theory, general relativity, familiarity with black-hole thermodynamics and quantum fields in curved spacetime.

**Lecture details:**The course will be entirely virtual.

We will have 2 virtual lectures per week starting the week of 11th January and continuing till mid-April. Each lecture will be 1.5 hours. In addition, we will have office-hours/tutorials each week for questions and discussions.

Lecture timings will be fixed later based on the convenience of the students attending.

- Teacher: Suvrat Raju