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At Forbes: Hawking’s black hole paradox is NOT solved


As some have claimed. According to Siegel, rather,

The good news is that we’ve made progress on the core issue of the black hole information paradox: we can state with a fair amount of certainty that (at least) one of the assumptions we put into the problem is incorrect. We cannot simply look at the space outside of a black hole when we calculate the outgoing radiation; there’s a continuous interplay between that radiation and the interior of the black hole itself. As the black hole evaporates, the interior begins to contain information that’s linked to the outgoing radiation, and can no longer be ignored.

But we’re still a long way away from determining exactly where that information goes, and how it gets out of a black hole. Theorists disagree over the validity and soundness of many of the methods that are currently being employed to do these calculations, and no one has even a theoretical prediction for how this information should be encoded by an evaporating black hole, much less how to measure it. The black hole information paradox will no doubt be making headlines numerous times over the coming years as developments continue, but a sufficient solution to the big question — of where does the information go — is arguably as far away as ever.

Ethan Siegel, “No, Stephen Hawking’s Black Hole Information Paradox Hasn’t Been Solved” at Forbes
Is the whole universe really in the form of a torus and we are still so far away to see the boundaries? Would we ever see it if the universe is endlessly expending? This is a real question. BrunoAr
SmartAZ: [Black holes] violate several laws of the universe, starting with the law of gravity. No such thing as the "law" of gravity or any other "law" of nature. There are equations and theories that closely describe and model the empirical data. But they only represent the state of our understanding. Nobody knows if matter/energy and spacetime itself are radically transformed or act differently within black holes. It's an open question. That a particular hypothesis violates Einstein's equations certainly should be considered but they are not determinative. mike1962
Why does accessibility of information within a black hole have any more relevance to the conservation of information than information in any other part of the universe that's no longer accessible due to the speed of light? -Q Querius
The black hole is science fiction, so it can be anything your story telling skill can support. The concept violates several laws of the universe, starting with the law of gravity. "All alleged ‘black hole solutions’ to Einstein’s field equations pertain to a universe that contains only one mass, namely, the mass of the black hole itself, by mathematical construction. There are no known solutions to the field equations for two or more black holes and there is no existence theorem by which it can even be asserted that the field equations contain latent solutions for two or more black holes. In the model and analysis for Nova Scorpii the authors have inadvertently applied the Principle of Superposition where the Principle of Superposition does not apply. In Newton’s theory of gravitation the Principle of Superposition applies and so one can simply pile up masses at will, although the gravitational interaction of these masses soon becomes intractable." http://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2012/03/15/a-blind-man-in-a-dark-room-looking-for-a-black-hole-that-isnt-there/ SmartAZ

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