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Physicists observationally confirm Hawking’s black hole theorem for the first time

1 Jul 2021, 04:00 UTC
Physicists observationally confirm Hawking’s black hole theorem for the first time Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) project. Courtesy of LIGO

Study offers evidence, based on gravitational waves, to show that the total area of a black hole’s event horizon can never decrease.

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