Black holes aren’t that black : Stephen Hawking


7477By NewsGram Staff Writer

Things are not so black in the black hole, says the famous physicist, Stephen Hawking, while presenting a new theory on black holes.

In a lecture in Stockholm, Sweden, Hawking said: “If you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up. There’s a way out.” He said he had discovered a mechanism “by which information is returned out of the black hole”.

KTH Royal Institute of Technology is hosting the Hawking Radiation Conference dedicated to examining the mystery of the “information paradox” – a quandary concerning what happens to things swallowed by black holes. The physicist asserted that the things that fall in the black hole don’t really disappear or get lost, they ought to end up somewhere. Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that the physical information about material swallowed up by a black hole is destroyed, but the laws of quantum mechanics stipulate that information is eternal. Therein lies the paradox.

According to Hawking, this takes place in two ways- either it is translated into a kind of “hologram” on the edge of the black hole, or it breaks out into an alternative universe. Hawking, by stating his theory has alluded that black holes can be portals connecting to an alternative universe.

Nobel laureate Gerard t’Hooft, who was present for the discussion, shared similar views and cited several passages to support Hawking’s claim.