Category Archives: Stephen Hawking

Black Hole Thoughts are Spoken: Complementarity vs Firewall

Black Holes: Complementarity vs Firewalls Subtitle: Strings 2012 Speaker: Raphael Bousso Location: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Date: 27.07.2012 @ 16:04 Ahmed Almheiri, Donald Marolf, Joseph Polchinski, James Sully We argue that the following three statements cannot all be true: (i) Hawking radiation is in a pure … Continue reading

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A Holograpical Universe

Plato likened our view of the world to that of an ancient forebear watching shadows meander across a dimly lit cave wall. He imagined our perceptions to be but a faint inkling of a far richer reality that flickers beyond … Continue reading

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Stargazers and Hill Climbers

AS with Einstein, who was Socrates daemon?:) In Plato’s Apology of Socrates, Socrates claimed to have a daimonion (literally, a “divine something”)[6] that frequently warned him – in the form of a “voice” – against mistakes but never told him … Continue reading

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Blackhole Information Paradox

What good is a universe without somebody around to look at it?Robert Dicke John Archibald Wheeler (born July 9, 1911) is an eminent American theoretical physicist. One of the later collaborators of Albert Einstein, he tried to achieve Einstein’s vision … Continue reading

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Dennis William Sciama

Dennis William Siahou Sciama FRS (November 18, 1926–December 18, 1999) was a British physicist who, through his own work and that of his students, played a major role in developing British physics after the Second World War. Sciama also strongly … Continue reading

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Relativistic Fluid Dynamics

The Navier-Stokes equations A bubble is a minimal-energy surface The Navier-Stokes equations, named after Claude-Louis Navier and George Gabriel Stokes, are a set of equations that describe the motion of fluid substances such as liquids and gases. These equations establish … Continue reading

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Reaching for the Stars

Mars in 6 weeks? And back in a total of four months? That’s the prediction of a design team working on antimatter rocket concepts at Pennsylvania State University. But first, you have to get the stuff – and store it. … Continue reading

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Below the Surface is a Pattern

Stephen Hawking: However, by using “matter/antimatter annihilation”, velocities just below the speed of light could be reached, making it possible to reach the next star in about six years. While I presented the “break through in propulsion system” used for … Continue reading

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Theoretical Challenges

Stephen Hawking from the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s leading theoretical physicists, addresses the audience during a ceremony in Beijing, June 19, 2006. Hawking, author of the best-selling ‘A Brief History of Time,’ said on Thursday humans must … Continue reading

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Graviton in a Can?

After you consume “graviton in a can,” you might never be the same? Brane thinking may then dominate your every view of the world. Then, it will all make sense? Imagine while we peer deeper into the subject of the … Continue reading

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