Stephen Hawking’s Last Thoughts
In his final but profound cogitation, the honorable egghead attempts to untangle the prickly black-hole paradox and introduces the concept of ‘supertranslations.’ Mind. Blown.
The British theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is perhaps best-known for his landmark work on black holes and, by extension, how they inform our understanding of astrophysics and information theory. In the years before his death in 2018, he was still deeply immersed in black hole theorizing, endeavoring to solve numerous cosmic conundrums that his own work had given rise to back in the day.
To put it succinctly, in the 1970s, Professor Hawking discovered that black holes appear to be capable of destroying virtual and physical information – a characteristic very much at odds with contemporary quantum mechanics. Adapted from a 2016 paper that he co-authored with the US theoretical physicist Andrew Strominger and the UK theoretical physicist Malcolm Perry, this awesome animation offers a sophisticated-but-digestible – and quite clever – visual presentation of the brainiac’s final work, which proposes one potential solution to the ‘information paradox.’ Peep the vid from Cognitive below. Key take-aways/concepts include: asymptotic flat spaces, ‘Supertranslation‘ charge,’ black hole entropy and quantum uncertainty !
Images Wikimedia Commons + The Stephen Hawking Foundation
VIVISXN MEDIA – Stephen Hawking + Black Holes + Quantum Mechanics + Cool Shit + Art + Fashion + Tech + Music + Pop Culture + 深度学习 + AI + Machine Learning + 音乐时尚 + 艺术 + 高科技 + 流行文化 + 大众文化 + 前卫艺术 + Spacetime + Information Paradox + Cross-Entropy Loss + Supertranslations + John Wheeler