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Black Holes Vs. Firewalls and Thermo-field Dynamics

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In this paper, the authors examine the implications of the ongoing black holes vs. firewalls debate for the thermo-field dynamics of black holes by analyzing a CFT in a thermal state in the context of AdS/CFT. They argue that the thermo-field doubled copy of the thermal CFT should be thought of not as a fictitious system, but as the image of the CFT in the heat-bath. While this idea was proposed earlier by Papadodimas et al., their following conclusions differ from theirs.

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