It’s 2015 and we still don’t know much about black holes, although there are a lot of theories out there. Now, Stephen Hawking has a new one, but this one is not about being destroyed, but rather you will enter an alternative universe.
In Hawking’s latest theory, a black hole may be the pathway to another universe.
The only catch is, you will not be able to return, according to Hawking.
Hawking presents new idea on how information could escape black holes:
According to Space.com: “Einstein’s theory of general relativity predicts that the physical information about material gobbled up by a black hole is destroyed, but the laws of quantum mechanics stipulate that information is eternal. Therein lies the paradox.”
“Hawking—working with Malcolm Perry, of the University of Cambridge in England, and Harvard University’s Andrew Stromberg—has come up with a possible solution: The quantum-mechanical information about in-falling particles doesn’t actually make it inside the black hole,” Space.com added.
“The information is not stored in the interior of the black hole as one might expect, but in its boundary—the event horizon,” Hawking said at the Hawking Radiation conference. Hawking formulated the idea that information is stored in the form of what are known as super translations,” the KTH Royal Institute of Technology wrote on its website.
“The idea is the super translations are a hologram of the ingoing particles,” Hawking said. “Thus they contain all the information that would otherwise be lost.”
In a lecture that he gave the night before in Stockholm, Hawking talked about his thoughts on where things that have enter a black hole may eventually end up.
“The existence of alternative histories with black holes suggests this might be possible, the hole would need to be large, and if it was rotating, it might have a passage to another universe. But you couldn’t come back to our universe,” the 73-year-old theoretical physicist said.
“So although I’m keen on space flight, I’m not going to try that,” Hawking added.