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Stephen Hawking on Black Holes

How the detection of gravitational waves proves that black holes exist and provides a way to investigate them. Featuring a Stephen Hawking interview.

The programme looks at the latest understanding of black holes, featuring an interview with Stephen Hawking. Black holes are one of the greatest mysteries in the universe. They behave in a way that is contrary to laws of physics and one has never actually been seen. However, the recent detection of gravitational waves, as predicted by Einstein, proves that black holes exist and provides a way to investigate their remarkable behaviour and properties.

30 minutes

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Role Contributor
Presenter Chris Lintott
Presenter Maggie Aderin-Pocock
Producer Paul King
Executive Producer Jonathan Renouf
Interviewed Guest Stephen Hawking

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