Event Horizon Telescope image, Robin Rutherford, Quantum Hare

Event Horizon Telescope, A black hole, Quantum Hare - Robin Rutherford

oil on canvas 100 x 100cm

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A black hole can carry “quantum hair” that, while undetectable classically, can influence quantum physics outside the event horizon.
Why hair?  All holes have a degree of fuzzle aroung the edge.

In space where there is absolutely nothing quantum fluctuation creates pairs of atomic particles emerge, they exist for a moment and then destroy each other.

 

Each pair is a Ying and Yang, night and day, opposites which would not exist without each other. One has a negative mass and one has a positive mass.

 

What happens when a pair bumps up against a black hole? The positive particle has just enough mass to escape the black hole but the negative particle would fall into the hole.

 

Around a black hole is an almost imperceptable microsopic glow, positve mass particles fly off from it, behaving just like heat.

 

https://eventhorizontelescope.org/
Robin Rutherford artist, life-drawing aficionardo, predictavore, works in oil, acrylic and charcoal in London.

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