Hawking radiationHawking radiation
A form of radiation believed to emanate from black holes, arising from the creation of pairs of subatomic particles in the space adjacent to the black hole, with one particle falling into the black hole and the other radiating away. The energy lost to such radiated particles is believed to cause the eventual disappearance of the black hole.
Origin of Hawking radiationAfterStephen William Hawking
- The radiation presumed to be given off by a black hole by quantum mechanical processes.
Named from the English physicist Stephen Hawking.