# ‘Black holes ain’t so black’: an introduction to the great discoveries of Stephen Hawking

@article{Pinochet2019BlackHA, title={‘Black holes ain’t so black’: an introduction to the great discoveries of Stephen Hawking}, author={Jorge Pinochet}, journal={Physics Education}, year={2019}, volume={54} }

Between 1974 and 1975, Stephen Hawking revolutionized the world of physics by proposing that black holes have temperature, entropy, and evaporate gradually. The objective of this article is to offer a brief and updated introduction to these three remarkable results, employing only high school algebra and elementary physics. This article may be useful as pedagogical material in an introductory undergraduate physics course.

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