Topic Cosmology / Alternative Cosmology / The Best Explanation of Hawking's Recent Black Hole Claim (3961 hits)

Here is the best discussion of Hawking's recent black hole claim:

Yes, Virginia, Black Holes Exist

I hope you find it as illuminating as I did.

Yes, Virginia, Black Holes Exist

I hope you find it as illuminating as I did.

Mike - that link seems to lead to a discussion of whether or not chess is infinite.

Did you mean this?

Did you mean this?

That's a pretty interesting article. So, it's been proved in a paper that:

Hawking threw out # 2, but a few more papers by less famous authors throw out # 1 instead, 'rescuing' the notion of an event horizon and thus providing an alternative to "There are no black holes".

...all three of the following cannot be simultaneously true:

* Hawking radiation is in a pure state.

* The information carried by the radiation is emitted from the region near the horizon, with low energy effective field theory valid beyond some microscopic distance from the horizon.

* The infalling observer encounters nothing unusual at the horizon.

Hawking threw out # 2, but a few more papers by less famous authors throw out # 1 instead, 'rescuing' the notion of an event horizon and thus providing an alternative to "There are no black holes".

oooops!

Sorry about that. You are correct. I had copy/pasted the other link to someone earlier in an email while indeed discussing chess. I thought I had done a "Control-C" on the other link, but obviously did not check too closely.

At any rate, I hope you found that other article interesting. :/

Sorry about that. You are correct. I had copy/pasted the other link to someone earlier in an email while indeed discussing chess. I thought I had done a "Control-C" on the other link, but obviously did not check too closely.

At any rate, I hope you found that other article interesting. :/

And now another paper (not yet peer reviewed) has arisen concerning Hawking's recent black hole claim. It may be nothing, but I found it interesting nonetheless.

Planck Star to Arise from Black Holes

Planck Star to Arise from Black Holes

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