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Interview with A. Mazumdar - The Fuzzy World Of The Quantum Black Hole

31 May 2018
Groningen physics professor Anupam Mazumdar may just be joining the ranks of illustrious scientists like Newton, Einstein, and Hawking. He has theorised the existence of quantum black holes, a type of black holes where not even time and space exist. Only the future can tell if he is right. (Article written by Christine Dirkse, for more visit ukrant.nl)

‘Imagine an elephant in a room, surrounded by a bunch of blindfolded people. These people have to rely on touch to determine what is in the room with them. One person describes a rough piece of rope (the tail), another a tree (one of the legs), and the third a flexible tube (the trunk). It sounds like they’re each describing different objects, when in fact they’re just describing different parts of the same object.’ This thought experiment is relevant to various theories in physics, such as the theory of relativity, quantum theory, black holes, and string theory. They are all pieces of the same puzzle that aims to determine how laws of nature work. Mazumdar is helping to solve that puzzle.

For the full article, visit: Alice down the black hole

Last modified:01 June 2018 11.43 a.m.

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