Stephen Hawking's Black Hole Information Paradox and String Theory

A.W. Peet, University of Toronto
Science Rendezvous public lecture
12 May 2018

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Four decades ago, Stephen Hawking posed a paradox about black holes and quantum theory that still challenges physicists' imaginations today. One of the most promising approaches to resolving it is string theory, a part of modern physics that has wiggled its way into the popular consciousness. We will describe how the string toolbox allows study of the extreme physics of black holes in new and fruitful ways.