With the power of math, scientists are going even further, using equations to “look” inside black holes, peering at the central singularity where general relativity and quantum mechanics collide.
PARTICIPANTS: Cumrun Vafa
MODERATOR: Brian Greene
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0:01 - Explanation of the concept of entropy
5:03 - Cumrun Vafa intro
6:06 - The puzzle of entropy in black holes
10:25 - Measuring black hole entropy
13:08 - Problems with Hawking's argument
15:20 - Explanation of string theory and how it describes a black hole
22:05 - The puzzle of Hawking radiation
28:03 - What happens at the center of a black hole?
This program was recorded live at the 2018 World Science Festival and has been edited and condensed for YouTube.
Watch the full unedited program here: https://youtu.be/3JE_KMfuEWk