Gravity / The Cosmos


Black Hole Star Cake

What can we learn about black holes from baking a cake?

In this episode, What the Physics?! teams up with Cook’s Illustrated’s Lam Lan to cook up a recipe for a “black hole cake.” The fate of the cake mirrors that of a massive star destined to become a black hole. Watch the video to find out how they do it.


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Greg Kestin

    Greg Kestin holds a faculty position at Harvard University, where he conducts theoretical physics research, teaches, and produces educational online content. He earned his physics Ph.D. from Harvard, as a member of The Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, focusing on theoretical particle physics and quantum field theory. Over his career, he has also conducted research in nuclear physics, fusion energy, and gravitational wave physics. For over a decade he has been involved with innovative educational outreach endeavors, bringing science to both students and members of the public through his writings, videos, lectures, and multimedia.