Information paradox and black holes in plasmas

Enlarge / Simulating the event horizon the old fashioned way, with computers. (credit: Andrew Hamilton; NSF )

Black holes are a problem for physics, and the physics community has never fully warmed to the idea of them. That's because, at the center of a black hole, the mathematics go haywire. More specifically, the equations of general relativity predict that the curvature of space should be infinite, and no one hates an infinity more than a physicist.

That was bad enough, but then it...

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