Hawking-radiation meaning

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.
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A form of radiation believed to emanate from black holes, emerging from the region just beyond the black hole's event horizon (from which no radiation can emerge). Pairs of virtual particles and antiparticles, created naturally in the vacuum fluctuation near the black hole, are split apart, one particle falling into the black hole and the other radiating away. The energy lost to such radiated particles is believed to come from the mass of the black hole.
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The radiation presumed to be given off by a black hole by quantum mechanical processes.
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Origin of hawking-radiation

  • After Stephen William Hawking
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Named from the English physicist Stephen Hawking.
    From Wiktionary