Quantum Hare

Quantum Hare - A black hole through the Event Horizon Telescope - Robin Rutherford

oil on canvas 100 x 100cm

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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.


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.

Robin Rutherford artist, life-drawing aficionardo, predictavore, works in oil, acrylic and charcoal in London.