2020-07-09 Press Release

A joint research team led by Yuki Yokokura, a senior researcher at the Interdisciplinary Theoretical and Mathematical Sciences Program at RIKEN, has theoretically described the interior of an evaporating black hole using quantum mechanics and general relativity.

The results of this research will provide an insight into the nature of black holes, and are expected to provide a basic theory of "black hole engineering" that will utilize black holes as devices to store information in the distant future.

The study was published in the online scientific journal Universe on June 4.


  1. Hikaru Kawai and Yuki Yokokura, Black Hole as a Quantum Field Configuration, Universe 6(6), 77 (2020), doi: 10.3390/universe6060077

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