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The "Information Paradox" with Amanda Peet

Four decades ago, Stephen Hawking posed a paradox about black holes and quantum theory that still challenges the imaginations of theoretical physicists today — the black hole information paradox. Dr. Amanda Peet (University of Toronto) explores this and other challenges during a live webcast from Perimeter Institute on Wednesday May 6, 2015. How to watch live:

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