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It is thought that black holes radiate via Hawking radiation and consequently evaporate. Rindler horizons too emit radiation. Are they also thought to undergo a similar process of evaporation?

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  • $\begingroup$ It is known Not really. It would be more accurate to say "it is thought". We have no real evidence of Hawking radiation. $\endgroup$ – StephenG Jun 2 '19 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ agreed...editing it. $\endgroup$ – Harshant Singh Jun 2 '19 at 12:20
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    $\begingroup$ Horizons do not have to evaporate. Cosmological horizons also have finite temperatures and are not assumed to evaporate. Presumably Rindler horizons behave similarly. $\endgroup$ – Anders Sandberg Jun 2 '19 at 12:44
  • $\begingroup$ @AndersSandberg That sounds reasonable. Thanks. $\endgroup$ – Harshant Singh Jun 2 '19 at 12:54
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    $\begingroup$ @safesphere I do see the point, what I actually had in mind were a bunch of accelerating observers with a Rindler horizon, which decelerate as time progresses. For instance the observers can be charged particles that are accelerating under electric field but decelerate due to radiation back reaction. For such a bunch of observers would it be fair to say that in some sense the Rindler horizon is evaporating. Also I do appreciate your point about the observer that is killed by radiation but need to think through it carefully. $\endgroup$ – Harshant Singh Jun 4 '19 at 15:12

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