In the 1970s, Stephen Hawking made an audacious prediction that black holes aren’t totally black; they evaporate over time, emitting tiny amounts of radiation in the process. Now Israeli physicists have reported the strongest evidence to date that Hawking was right in a new paper in Nature Physics.
Information can escape the clutches of a black hole, say researchers from Buffalo University. And incredibly, they say this information is not just gobbledygook — it can actually be deciphered to show what lies beneath.
In a very special,"Ask a Physicist," we'll hear the true story of doomed romance of particles and anti-particles as they attempt to defy the undeniable attraction of black holes. It's a story of betrayal, quantum fluctuations, and eventual evaporation.