Definition of Hawking radiation in English:

Hawking radiation

Syllabification: Hawk·ing ra·di·a·tion

noun

Physics
  • Electromagnetic radiation that, according to theory, should be emitted by a black hole. The radiation is due to the black hole capturing one of a particle-antiparticle pair created spontaneously near to the event horizon.
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    • The Second Law of Thermodynamics requires that black holes emit so-called Hawking radiation, which can exert a sort of ‘buoyant force’ on nearby matter.
    • Stephen Hawking showed that the entropy of matter absorbed by a black hole is stored in the surface area of its event horizon and is released back into the universe as the black hole decays by Hawking radiation.
    • In simple terms, what is now known as Hawking radiation is produced when quantum fluctuations give rise to pairs of short-lived virtual particles near the event horizon.

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