Main Question or Discussion Point
Do black holes convert matter to antimatter? How does antimatter come into 'existence' within a particle accelerator?
No, the only thing that Black Holes produce from the material that drops into them is Hawking radiation, if that theory is correct.Do black holes convert matter to antimatter?
Particles moving very quickly (near the speed of light) can convert their energy of motion into rest mass energy of new particles when they collide with other particles. So for instance a proton accelerated to high speeds when it rams into another proton can produce a shower of particles whose total mass is much more than the rest mass of the two protons you start with. This is the conversion of energy into mass, the reverse process of turning mass into energy, which occurs in a Nuclear bomb or reactor.How does antimatter come into 'existence' within a particle accelerator?
Is this asymmetry small enough that some of the visible universe is still composed of anti-matter? Or, conversely, has all anti-matter in the visible universe been annihilated and everything we see is just the asymmetry?We do think there is a slight asymmetry in this process that leads to the Universe being made mainly of matter rather than anti-matter, but this asymmetry is very slight.