27 January 2014

No Event Horizon Around Black Holes??

Posted by Dan Satterfield

I suspect this will have a lot of astrophysicists talking. Stephen Hawking has published a paper (yet to be peer reviewed) that tries to solve a well known paradox about black holes. It’s in Nature News. Click the image to read (Nice thing for high school science teachers to talk with students about as well).

All of these paradoxes seem to come about because physics has yet to find a way to merge the laws of the very large (Einstein relativity) with the laws of the very small (quantum mechanics). Both theories are amazingly accurate and pass every test thrown at them (and there have been many), but they break down around black holes….

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