Black Hole Entropy and Soft Hair was completed in the days before the physicist’s death in March
Hawking’s posthumous paper is more like a ruminative twist on multiverse theory, but that’s just fine.
Less than two weeks before his death on March 14, beloved cosmologist Stephen Hawking put the final touches on a research paper about the origin and nature of the Universe. Some media outlets have been pouring praise onto the paper, saying it could be the most important thing he ever did. On closer inspection, however, the new study isn’t likely to shatter our conceptions of the cosmos—at least not yet.
At the time of the Big Bang, all the matter in the universe was smooshed into an incredibly hot, infinitely dense speck of matter.
‘I thought no one would take me’, the cosmologist and physicist said