Stephen Hawking applies quantum field theory to black hole spacetimes

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He shows that black holes will radiate particles with a blackbody spectrum which can cause black hole evaporation

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Editors. "Stephen Hawking applies quantum field theory to black hole spacetimes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 May 2009
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