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Hawking Radiation

see also Black Hole


Explanations in this section should contain no formulas, but instead colloquial things like you would hear them during a coffee break or at a cocktail party.


$$ T= \frac{\hbar c^3}{8 \pi G M k_B} ,$$

where $k_B$ is the Boltzmann constant, $c$ the speed of light, $G$ the gravitational constant, $\hbar$ the reduced Planck constant and $M$ the mass of the black hole.

The temperature of a black hole is tiny. Putting in the numbers yields

$$ T= 6.169 \cdot 10^{-8} \text{ K } \ \frac{M_\odot }{M}, $$ where $M_\odot$ is the mass of the sun. In words this means that black hole with a mass equal to the mass of our sun would have a temperature of only $10^{-8}$ K. If the black hole is heavier, the temperature gets even tinier.


The motto in this section is: the higher the level of abstraction, the better.

Why is it interesting?

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