I Black Hole Thermodynamics

1. Jun 19, 2016

Einstein's Cat

Hawking showed that black holes dissipate energy when virtual particles are "emitted" by black holes and therefore black holes evaporate. However it seems to me that a shrinking black hole means a decrease in entropy and thus a violation of the second law of thermodynamics; is this the case?

Last edited: Jun 19, 2016
2. Jun 19, 2016