## [SOLVED] Hawking in Dublin

<jabberwocky><div class="vbmenu_control"><a href="jabberwocky:;" onClick="newWindow=window.open('','usenetCode','toolbar=no,location=no, scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,status=no,width=650,height=400'); newWindow.document.write('<HTML><HEAD><TITLE>Usenet ASCII</TITLE></HEAD><BODY topmargin=0 leftmargin=0 BGCOLOR=#F1F1F1><table border=0 width=625><td bgcolor=midnightblue><font color=#F1F1F1>This Usenet message\'s original ASCII form: </font></td></tr><tr><td width=449><br><br><font face=courier><UL><PRE>\nIn a surprise move, Hawking has decided to give a lecture\non the black hole information problem in Dublin this July,\nat a conference called "GR-17" where I\'ll also be speaking.\n\nI\'ve heard rumors that he believes he\'s "solved" this problem.\n\nDoes anyone know what\'s up?\n\n\n\n</UL></PRE></font></td></tr></table></BODY><HTML>');"> <IMG SRC=/images/buttons/ip.gif BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER ALT="View this Usenet post in original ASCII form">&nbsp;&nbsp;View this Usenet post in original ASCII form </a></div><P></jabberwocky>In a surprise move, Hawking has decided to give a lecture
on the black hole information problem in Dublin this July,
at a conference called "$GR-17$" where I'll also be speaking.

I've heard rumors that he believes he's "solved" this problem.

Does anyone know what's up?

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Yup. I spoke to one of the organizers of GR17 a few days before this was publicly announced and it seems that Hawking believes that the information loss question has finally been solved. I'm unclear as to the details, but I suppose that's what the talk is for. I was looking forward to GR17 already, but even more so now that he's going to address this. I believe the talk is on in the main hall in the RDS at 1pm on the Wednesday.