Mining the Universe

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The Unruh-Wald scenario for mining quantum black holes is applied to de Sitter space. The following questions are addressed: Will the generalized second law of thermodynamics be maintained for de Sitter horizons? Does the mining process allow the recovery of unlimited energy from the cosmological gravitational field? The evaporation of a black hole in de Sitter space is also investigated in the context of the second law.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)737-742
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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