A few days after Stephen Hawking died in March, you might recall us covering what we said was the great cosmologist’s “last” paper. Now, however, it seems that the article wasn’t actually his last: the Guardian is running two stories about what it dubs Hawking’s “final” scientific paper. And in what seems a carefully planned publicity exercise, Hawking’s “final book” is scheduled for publication next week too.
Uploaded to the arXiv preprint server last week and updated on Tuesday, Hawking’s “final” paper is called “Black hole entropy and soft hair”. It contains calculations that aim to help solve the “information paradox” that arises when stuff is sucked into a black hole.To read more, click here.