Are Black Holes Really Fuzz Balls?

The 40-Year-old Hawking Theory Was Black Holes Have Back Doors But A New Theory Says There Is No Back Door

Black holes have been a topic of conversation ever since Stephen Hawking discovered them back in the 1970s.Hawking’s theory is once matter falls into a black hole it slips through a back door in the black hole, and then exists in another universe. Hawking also said matter in a black hole is destroyed, but that is debatable. There are a couple other unanswered questions to the Hawking theory, but for the most part physicists agreed with him since no one had the been close enough to a black hole to dispute his theory. But Samir Mathur has been working on a new theory since 2003. Mathur is a professor of physics at the Ohio State University.

From what Bruce Levenson has learned, Professor Mathur’s theory states that anything that enters a black hole is immediately copied as a hologram. The hologram is attached to the inside of the black hole in a fuzz ball sort of way. The original is then destroyed, and the hologram exists in its place. In other words, the surface of a black hole is a thin fuzzy region of space instead of a smooth surface like the rest of space.

Mathur has spent years reworking his theory, and some physicists say it still needs some work. But whatever black holes are, the idea that they are fuzz balls is pretty ingenious.