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Super translation

  1. Aug 27, 2015 #1
    While reading another thread on Stephen Hawkings proposal on how information can escape a black hole, I came across the theme of "super translations." Please could someone explain what these are as Google provided no explanation
     
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  3. Aug 27, 2015 #2
    Stephen hawking was talking about how black holes store information about particles that go through it. The information is stored on the boundary/surface of the black hole, via something called a super translation. Please note, this is very non-technical.
     
  4. Aug 28, 2015 #3
    cheers thank you
     
  5. Aug 28, 2015 #4

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    ??? The original question was "what is super translation". Just saying "The information is stored on the boundary/surface of the black hole, via something called a super translation" does not answer that question, even non-technically.
     
  6. Sep 4, 2015 #5
    Supertranslation (in physics) A rearrangement of light in a black hole’s event horizon (the boundary surrounding the black hole) that, according to some physicists, occurs when a particle of matter enters a black hole.
     
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