The Information Paradox for Black Holes.

S. W. Hawking
I propose that the information loss paradox can be resolved by considering the
supertranslation of the horizon caused by the ingoing particles. Information
can be recovered in principle, but it is lost for all practical purposes…
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Hawking presents new idea on how information could escape black holes


One thought on “The Information Paradox for Black Holes.

  1. Resolving a paradox often requires re-evaluating and rejecting one of its premises. The black hole information paradox is premised on the conservation of information. What is the basis for the conservation of information and its twin, mechanical energy? Mechanical energy is measured by the useful work that it can do, and it is closely related to useful information. In Newton’s original formulation of classical mechanics in 1687, there was no hint of energy conservation. Friction was well known to dissipate mechanical energy.

    In 1834, WR Hamilton reformulated classical dynamics into its modern form, in which mechanical energy is conserved, and this later laid the groundwork for quantum mechanics. His derivation, however, explicitly excludes friction. He thus showed that mechanical energy was conserved, by assuming that it could not be dissipated.

    In 1843 James Joule demonstrated that friction converted mechanical energy to heat, another form of energy. This paved the way for the first law of thermodynamics, which states that total energy is conserved. However, the second law says that mechanical energy is irreversibly degraded to heat and is lost. Information is tightly connected with mechanical energy, and if mechanical energy is not conserved, neither is information.

    Modern physics takes the conservation of mechanical energy and information by faith, but there is no basis for this, other than by assumption. has a link to a historical account for why this is so, and what a minimalist interpretation of experimental physical evidence reveals about the true nature of physical reality.

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