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World Science U

The Black Hole Information Paradox

Ohio State University via World Science U

Overview

In the 1970s, Stephen Hawking realized that the quantum nature of black holes meant that current theories of quantum mechanics and relativity, which normally conserve information, were incomplete. String theorist Samir Mathur has been working for many years on this yet-unsolved problem and has developed a radical proposal to the so-called information paradox.

 

Syllabus

  1. The Puzzle of Black Hole Remnants
  2. Hawking Radiation and Information Loss
  3. A Radical Change in Black Hole Structure
  4. The Fuzzball Theory

Taught by

Samir Mathur

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