Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Hawking Solution Probably Not A Solution

In a talk given on August 28, 2015 at Hawking Radiation, a conference held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Stephen Hawking presented his new theory of how information escapes from black holes. Sabine Hossenfelder blogged about the talk at Backreaction here, and again here, after a paper by Hawking appeared on the arXiv

Sabine thinks the theory “makes perfect sense” but doesn’t see how it solves the black hole information paradox.

The discussion of this problem will probably never end, because it’s become a complicated mess born of an incorrect spacetime model. As I explained here, given the correct spacetime model, there’s no paradox at all, and no problem. So far, however, nobody has asked for my help.