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# Black holes

## Latest Articles

### Mathematicians Prove Hawking Wrong About the Most Extreme Black Holes

For decades, extremal black holes were considered mathematically impossible. A new proof reveals otherwise.

### Mathematicians Attempt to Glimpse Past the Big Bang

By studying the geometry of model space-times, researchers offer alternative views of the universe’s first moments.

### Can Information Escape a Black Hole?

Black holes are inescapable traps for most of what falls into them — but there can be exceptions. The theoretical physicist Leonard Susskind speaks with co-host Janna Levin about the black hole information paradox and how it has propelled modern physics.

### What Is Quantum Teleportation?

Teleporting people through space is still science fiction. But quantum teleportation is dramatically different and entirely real. In this episode, Janna Levin interviews the theoretical physicist John Preskill about teleporting bits and the promise of quantum technology.

### To See Black Holes in Stunning Detail, She Uses ‘Echoes’ Like a Bat

The astrophysicist Erin Kara measures time lags in black holes’ X-ray glows, which reveal the complexity of the objects’ closest surroundings.

### A Century Later, New Math Smooths Out General Relativity

Mathematicians prove a theorem that illuminates the geometry of universes with tiny amounts of mass.

### Math Proof Draws New Boundaries Around Black Hole Formation

For a half century, mathematicians have tried to define the exact circumstances under which a black hole is destined to exist. A new proof shows how a cube can help answer the question.

### JWST Spots Giant Black Holes All Over the Early Universe

Giant black holes were supposed to be bit players in the early cosmic story. But recent James Webb Space Telescope observations are finding an unexpected abundance of the beasts.

### Quantum Complexity Shows How to Escape Hawking’s Black Hole Paradox

Inside of a black hole, the two theoretical pillars of 20th-century physics appear to clash. Now a group of young physicists think they have resolved the conflict by appealing to the central pillar of the new century — the physics of quantum information.