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Top physicists gather in Jerusalem to mark 40 years Since Jacob Bekenstein’s Famous Essay On The Entropy Of Black Holes

September 3, 2012 Leave a comment

As the scientific community marks 40 years since the publication of Prof. Jacob Bekenstein’s famous paper on black hole entropy, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute for Advanced Studies is celebrating the occasion by hosting an international conference featuring the world’s top theoretical physicists. The Sep. 3-7 conference, Forty Years of Black Hole Thermodynamics, is presented in cooperation with the Israel Science Foundation and will focus on recent ramifications of black hole thermodynamics and prospects for the future.

Bekenstein’s groundbreaking proposals about black holes, entropy and thermodynamics were originally contested by renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, who later admitted that Bekenstein was correct and affirmed Bekenstein’s ideas with his famous proposal for the existence of Hawking radiation.

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