19th February 2008 - 02:57 AM
Hi, First post, but this is a very cool forum.
I'm doing the trivia in my Sunday Newspaper, and the question is "What are warm holes in physics?"
now, I know there are "worm holes" in astrophysics, and i have a very nice entry on wikipedia I can summarise from. However, i've been googling "warm holes" and i found some stuff on links about semiconductor physics?!
then some sites consider white holes as warm holes, some people just refer to worm holes as warm holes, then, there are those sites that state some global warming issues as warm holes. Everyone on yahoo! answers poked fun and said it was worm holes. I want to know from someone who really knows physics, all physics, the correct definition of "warm holes".
thanks in advance.
19th February 2008 - 03:04 AM
silly.....it's worm holes....
19th February 2008 - 03:09 AM
I can't post links, but look, google "warm holes in physics", and scroll to the link Semiconductor Physics: An Introduction - Google Books Result, then when you click it, you get said preview of book and it says "8.4 warm and hot holes", what are they on about in that?
19th February 2008 - 10:26 PM
Interesting topic this one..
Yes I've heard of the so called WH (Warm Holes)
Also of the VWH (Very Warm Holes)
As You say there exists both black and white holes.
They are a increasingly hot subject.
One has to remember though that they are each other reversals .
That is you shouldn't do both at the same time...
One has to chose the subject so to speak.
Thanks for bringing it up.
2nd March 2008 - 06:42 AM
Ok, so the trivia in the newspaper came and went, and the first person said "no, it was worm holes... blah blah blah." and then this week there was the second thoughts section and this genius decided to have a shot at the semiconductor thing this was the reply: I quote from the times of India sunday, open space:
"What are warm holes in Pysics?"
There are warm holes in Physics - semiconductor physics. The absence of an outer shell electron in a semiconductor lattice, formed as a result of covalent bonding of semiconductor atoms with an introduced trivalent impurity, is termed as a hole. A warm hole is supposed to exist at some stage.
-Farhan Shariff, via email
I'm not sure i really understand it, but well, if anyone else wanted the answer, here it is.