We formulate the information paradox in de Sitter space in terms of the no-cloning principle of quantum mechanics. We show that energy conservation puts an upper bound on the maximum entropy available to any de Sitter observer. Combined with a general result on the average information in a quantum subsystem, this guarantees that an observer in de Sitter space cannot obtain even a single bit of information from the de Sitter horizon, thereby preventing any observable violations of the quantum no-cloning principle. The result supports the notion of observer complementarity.
- DS vacua in string theory
- Models of quantum gravity
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Nuclear and High Energy Physics