Brendan Z. Foster

Contributing Writer

Craig Callender holding a paddleboard at the beach.
Q&A

Are We All Wrong About Black Holes?

September 5, 2019

Since the 1970s, physicists have described black holes using borrowed versions of the laws of thermodynamics. But are black holes really thermodynamic systems? Craig Callender worries that the analogy has been stretched too far.

About the author

Brendan Z. Foster is a science writer based in St. Paul, Minnesota. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Maryland and previously served as science consultant and podcast co-host for the Foundational Questions Institute. He likes to write about space, time, reality and the people who think about these things.