# String Theory and Black Hole Complementarity

@article{Polchinski1995StringTA, title={String Theory and Black Hole Complementarity}, author={Joseph Polchinski}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={1995} }

Is string theory relevant to the black hole information problem? This is an attempt to clarify some of the issues involved. Presented at Strings '95.

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