Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted, Stephen Hawking, Reith Lecture

BBC 2016 Reith Lecture number 2

An illustrated version of Prof Stephen Hawking’s second Reith lecture about black holes.

While Prof Hawking examines and challenges scientific thinking about black holes, the artist Andrew Park draws the key points of the lecture in chalk on a blackboard.


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"The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poet's, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. " G H Hardy, A Mathematician's Apology (London 1941).

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