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For this reason, the issue of whether a pure state can evolve to a mixed state in the process of black hole formation and evaporation is usually referred to as the “black hole information paradox”. There appear to be two logically independent grounds for the claim that the evolution of an initial pure state to a final mixed state is in conflict with quantum mechanics: (1) Such evolution is asserted to be incompatible with the fundamental principles of quantum theory, which postulates a unitary time evolution of a state vector in a Hilbert space.

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