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Black Hole Firewalls

  1. Sep 30, 2012 #1
    Hello all,

    Cosmic Variance just had a great post up about Black Holes, wherein they were talking about something called the firewall, located at the horizon. I gathered it was a result of the Unruh Effect + Hawking Radiation, and CV seemed to say that this would cause anyone passing the horizon to burn up in flames.

    I hadn't heard of this before, and upon doing some quick researching I couldn't find anything helpful. Can anyone explain to me what this 'black hole firewall' is?

    Thank you.

    P.S. Here is the post: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/c...on-black-holes-complementarity-and-firewalls/
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  3. Oct 2, 2012 #2


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  4. Oct 3, 2012 #3
    Ah! Should have searched. Thank you.
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