With the power of math, scientists are going even further, using equations to “look” inside black holes, peering at the central singularity where general relativity and quantum mechanics collide.
PARTICIPANTS: Cumrun Vafa
MODERATOR: Brian Greene
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0:01 – Explanation of the concept of entropy
5:03 – Cumrun Vafa intro
6:06 – The puzzle of entropy in black holes
10:25 – Measuring black hole entropy
13:08 – Problems with Hawking’s argument
15:20 – Explanation of string theory and how it describes a black hole
22:05 – The puzzle of Hawking radiation
28:03 – What happens at the center of a black hole?
This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.
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