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B Black holes and firewalls

  1. Jul 12, 2016 #1
    Hello :)
    Before I get to my topic I want to adress that I am new to this website and wish to apologize if my thread is incorrectly placed.

    I am interested in black holes and lately I have been trying to find some math which lays the basis for a black hole firewall. Sadly I haven't been able to find what I am looking for and I was wondering if somebody could tell me where to find this.

    Again, I am pretty sure my thread is incorrectly placed and I am really sorry about that.

    Thanks for the help and I wish you a wonderful day.
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  3. Jul 12, 2016 #2


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    What is a "black hole firewall"?

    [ EDIT ] Oh.
    "...a hypothetical phenomenon where an observer that falls into an old black hole encounters high-energy quanta at (or near) the event horizon.

    Some scientists suggest that the entanglement [of Hawking radiation involving two mutually entangled particles] must somehow get immediately broken between the infalling particle and the outgoing particle. Breaking this entanglement would release inconceivable amounts of energy, thus creating a searing "black hole firewall" at the black hole event horizon."
  4. Jul 13, 2016 #3
    Oh okey. Thank you so much :)
  5. Jul 21, 2016 #4
    Cool concept, thanks for the explanation, DaveC426913. But that's an awful lot of energy.... it's....
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