Hawking radiation

noun
Haw·​king radiation | \ ˈhȯkiŋ- \

Definition of Hawking radiation

: hypothetical thermal radiation emitted from near the event horizon of a black hole

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History and Etymology for Hawking radiation

after Stephen Hawking, born 1942 British physicist

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“Hawking radiation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hawking%20radiation. Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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