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I Gravity and super-symmetry

  1. Aug 2, 2016 #1
    I was watching a "Sixty Seconds" video (link below), where one of the professors answers the question 'What would happen to an electron if it were sucked into a black hole?'
    He proceeded to say that it would probably not be able to be defined as an electron because at high energy, super-symmetry is restored, and you need super symmetry be broken to have mass.

    So my question is, wouldn't the same hold true for a singularity at the center of the black hole? If his idea about the electron has some truth to it, why wouldn't that be so for the black hole itself? To be fair, I personally am not incredibly informed, but quantum mechanics and gravity have always interested me.

    Thanks in advance everyone!
  2. jcsd
  3. Aug 2, 2016 #2


    Staff: Mentor

    Of course.

    Singularities cant exist - infinities are physical nonsense.

    We know 100% for sure beyond the plank scale our knowledge of gravity is - well - nonsense.

    But before then things are not that bleak:

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