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Black Holes may hide a mind-bending secret about our universe

By Dennis Overbye

10 Oct 2022 · 11 min read

Editor's Note

This NYT deep dive contextualizes quantum entanglement, a topic that fetched its researchers the Nobel Prize in Physics, with all the historical flashpoints including research by Albert Einstein.

For the past century the biggest bar fight in science has been between Albert Einstein and himself.

On one side is the Einstein who in 1915 conceived general relativity, which describes gravity as the warping of space-time by matter and energy. That theory predicted that space-time could bend, expand, rip, quiver like a bowl of Jell-O and disappear into those bottomless pits of nothingness known as black holes.

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