Scientific Publication: 'Black Hole Explosions?'

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1974 in Dorchester
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Stephen Hawking
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Publication: ‘Black Hole Explosions?’ Offprint from: Nature, Vol. 248, No. 5443, pp.30-31, 1 March 1974. Single-article booklet.

From early in his career, Hawking showed a daring approach and a flair for communication. His 1966 PhD thesis provided crucial support for the big-bang theory. Hawking ran the theory of the collapse that forms black holes in reverse, showing that the universe must explode into being from a single point in space and time.

His 1974 paper ‘Black Hole Explosions’ disproved the conventional notion that nothing could ever escape from a black hole. It boldly blended quantum theory, which describes the very small scales of the atomic world, with general relativity, the large-scale theory of gravity.

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Stephen Hawking Office
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Stephen Hawking’s Office
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article
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  • visual and verbal communication
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Accepted in lieu of Inheritance Tax by H M Government from the Estate of Stephen Hawking and allocated to the Science Museum, 2021