Understanding Black holes


BLACK HOLES has been astonishing people from time to time since its prediction by Einstein in his paper in 1916. It was first coined by American astronomer John Wheeler in 1967 and was discovered in 1971. Different physicists like Stephen hawking and many other astronomers has been studying this mysterious yet dangerous object existing in the universe for quite a time now. A theory suggest that quantum effects would cause the event horizon to act like a wall of fire, instantly burning to death.

Personally, it has been a great field of study for me as one is filled with excitement all the time due to various discoveries taking place everyday. The subject itself defines its importance.

Recently, the PhD thesis of perhaps the world’s most famous living scientist, Professor Stephen Hawking, was recently made publicly available online. It has proved so popular that the demand to read it reportedly crashed its host website when it was initially uploaded. This subject has astonished me since 9th grade when I was first introduced to it by my teacher.

A lecture uploaded by The Royal Institute on Black holes has been able to tell about its fundamental physics. You can view the video below with its Q&A session. The lecture was presented by Jerome Gauntlett who is a professor in Imperial College London and was designated as the chair in Theoretical Physics (2011-2016). His study of black holes has been truly reflected in this lecture as he explains it in the best way possible. I enjoyed the lecture thoroughly and recommend to all the readers. You can leave your questions below.

P.S. I will post more about my views on the thesis by Stephen hawking and would appreciate your views as well.