Hawkings losses bet

26 Jul

Stephan Hawkings has backed down on his claim that nothing can escape a black hole:

Stephen Hawking is saying he was wrong about a key argument he put forward nearly 30 years ago about the behaviour of black holes.

The world-famous physicist addresses an international conference on Wednesday to revise his claim that black holes destroy everything that fall into them.

It appears black holes may after all allow information in them to escape …

The U-turn could cost Hawking an encyclopedia. He and theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, of California Institute of Technology, made a bet on the theory with an oppenent of the idea, John Preskill, also of Caltech.

Hawking and Thorne are expected to present Preskill with an encyclopedia of his choice.

He should have bet something more exciting then an encyclopedia.

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