Black Holes Have Soft Hair

by Scott Melville figures by Shannon McArdel and Michael Gerhardt You’ll never guess how Google autocompletes: “Do black holes have…” The answer: “…no hair?” This strange question has been debated by physicists for at least forty years, and today it seems we may be approaching an even stranger answer: They have soft hair. That is, at least, according to Stephen Hawking, who visited Harvard in … Continue reading Black Holes Have Soft Hair