Black holes have captivated our minds for over the last decades since its discovery. However, humanity is once again facing another turnaround of events as the subject of black holes are again undergoing some major revamps thanks to the efforts of Jeff Steinhauer while creating his very own black hole inside a lab.
What is the Hawking Radiation Theory?
The idea revolves around the fact that black holes, despite its power, still does not have total control over its particles, as the particles escape due to the quantum nature of it. It is with this separation that microscopic black holes may exist everywhere.
Because of the sheer and almost incomprehensible vastness of the universe, Stephen Hawking’s thoughts and studies have been considered as a mere theory for 42 years, until now. Steinhauer says that “It’s like trying to swim against the river. If the river is going faster than you can swim, you go backwards, even though you feel like you’re going forward.”
What this means is that the sound waves are separated from the black hole, proving the previously proven facts about the black holes’ own workings. The Hawking Radiation Theory dwells around the thought of virtual particles. These are the groups of photons that are present in quantum mechanics.
Based on the recent discoveries of Steinhauer, black hole particles may be sucked into its own gravity and then create another particle that is sent out into deep space. Steinhauer then adds: “What I saw suggests that a real black hole might emit something,”
What the Hawking Radiation Theory Means for Stephen Hawking?
If this is proven to be true, then Stephen Hawking might be awarded his first Nobel Prize for his 40-year-old work.
Physicist Silke Weinfurtner from the University of Nottingham states that “The experiments are beautiful. Jeff has done an amazing job, but some of the claims he makes are open to debate. This is worth discussing.”