The Hawking temperature, the uncertainty principle and quantum black holes

  title={The Hawking temperature, the uncertainty principle and quantum black holes},
  author={Jorge Pinochet},
  journal={Physics Education},
  • J. Pinochet
  • Published 14 August 2018
  • Physics, Education
  • Physics Education
In 1974, Stephen Hawking theoretically discovered that black holes emit thermal radiation and have a characteristic temperature, known as the Hawking temperature. The aim of this paper is to present a simple heuristic derivation of the Hawking temperature, based on the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. The result obtained coincides exactly with Hawking’s original finding. In parallel, this work seeks to clarify the physical meaning of Hawking’s discovery. This article may be useful as… 

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