PBS Space Time

The Unruh Effect

Season 4 Episode 18 | 10m 52s | Video has closed captioning.

Worried about black holes? Consider this: Every time you accelerate - you generate an event horizon behind you. The more you accelerate away from it the closer it gets. Don’t worry, it can never catch up to you, but the Unruh radiation it generates sure can.

Aired: 08/29/18

Rating: NR

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