hawking radiation

A new way to Confirm Hawking's Idea That Black Holes Give off Radiation

A quantum experiment simulates how Hawking radiation could affect quantum systems.

7 months ago

There are 6×10^80 Bits of Information in the Observable Universe

A new study based on Information Theory has produced the first estimate on just how much data is encoded in…

12 months ago

We Knew Black Holes Have a Temperature. It Turns out They Also Have a Pressure

Black holes have a pressure as well as a temperature, thanks to the thermodynamics of quantum gravity.

1 year ago

Hawking Made a Prediction About Black Holes, and Physicists Just Confirmed it

Astronomers have found the first evidence that black holes follow the laws of thermodynamics.

1 year ago

A New Idea to Harness Energy From Black Holes

A new study by an international team shows how the physics of a black hole's event horizon could allow us…

2 years ago

You Could Travel Through a Wormhole, but it’s Slower Than Going Through Space

A new study reveals that traveling through a wormhole may actually be possible, but don't count on it saving you…

3 years ago

Stephen Hawking has passed away at age 76

Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning, March 14th, at his home in Cambridge. He leaves behind a loving family,…

5 years ago

How Cold Are Black Holes?

Black holes absorb everything that falls into them, including photons of light and heat. So what does it mean to…

6 years ago

Who was Stephen Hawking?

With countless contributions to the sciences, Stephen Hawking is one of the greatest living minds, and one of the greatest…

7 years ago

What is the Black Hole Information Paradox?

Have you heard that black holes destroy any information that goes into them? Why is this such a big problem…

7 years ago