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August 27, 2004

Black Hole Physics and The Thruth

Earlier this month Paul Ginsparg (Cornell CIS & Physics, McArthur Fellow) wrote an op-ed piece for the NY Times named "The Truth Is Still Out There" in which he analyses the public hype surrounding Hawking's recall of his original black hole theory. And speculates what is likely to happen next:

Physicists, particularly eminent British ones, have a historical tendency to stray in excessively speculative directions in their later years

A relativating read if physics has your interest.

Posted by Werner Vogels at August 27, 2004 09:25 AM
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