On July 21, Stephen Hawking presented his latest position on ’black holes’ at a prestigious Science conference in Dublin, Ireland. His new position represents an about face on what can come out of black holes which is a quantum physics problem known as the “black hole information paradox’.
This is what Hawking has been reported to be now claiming:
“After nearly 30 years of arguing that a black hole destroys everything that falls into it, Stephen Hawking is saying he was wrong. It seems that black holes may after all allow information within them to escape.”
Further explaining Hawking’s about face, Jenny Hogan from the New Scientist writes:
“In essence, his new black holes now never quite become the kind that gobble up everything. Instead, they keep emitting radiation for a long time, and eventually open up to reveal the information within.”
The idea that Hawking abandoned was that information was something that was lost as the black hole disintegrated as it emitted radiation thereby losing energy and mass over time.
At some point, it would simply evaporate and all the information would be lost. This contradicted the conventional quantum theory position that information is never lost (unless one happens to be Sandy Berger perusing classified information).
Hawking has now found, using equations he presented at the conference, that the black hole doesn’t form an ’event horizon’ where all information is forever contained in the black hole never to be released. Instead, he argues in his conference abstract, that black holes form an “apparent event horizon” where while radiation continues to be emitted, at some point the black hole reveals the information hidden within it.
The timing of the information release is a mystery and perhaps Hawking will reveal more in his full research paper which is due sometime in August.
Hawking’s views will be subject to scrutiny by his peers and confirms what other physicists have been suspecting using alternative quantum theory approaches such as ’String Theory’. (http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2004/07/22/a_black_hole_theory_zapped/).
The amazing thing in Hawking’s about face is that this confirms what the ’contactee’ Alex Collier has been saying for some time about ’black holes’. I quote from a lecture he gave in 1996 which is included in his book, Defending Sacred Ground.
In his lecture he says that an extraterrestrials from Andromeda told him that:
“Everything in our universe, including us, came from a black hole.”
Now this is far more than Hawking is admitting at the moment but certainly a startling claim at the time since that the conventional physics position was that all matter in the universe comes from the fusion process of suns, and that life is an accidental chemical reaction from the commingling of matter.