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Hawking’s ‘new idea’ about black holes

Video clip: Stephen Hawking is escorted by KTH President Peter Gudmundson as he arrives for the first day of the Hawking Radiation Conference, being held on the KTH campus this week.

Stephen Hawking will present what he describes as “a new idea” concerning black holes tomorrow, at a special conference on Hawking radiation that is being held at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

On his Facebook feed yesterday, Hawking said: “I am delighted to be in Stockholm, Sweden, the home of the Nobel Prize, to discuss Hawking radiation – the discovery that black holes emit radiation, and the Information Paradox – a 40 year puzzle about how information is conserved in a black hole. I have a new idea which I am excited to share and debate with my colleagues.”

Hawking arrived in Stockholm over the weekend and saw a performance of Mozart’s Così fan tutte in the 18th century royal theatre at Ulricsdahl, in southern Stockholm. He will stay in town until the conclusion of the conference on Saturday.

David Callahan

David Callahan is editor for international news and media at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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