## Black Hole Evaporation - further reading

**Stephen Hawking** is the central figure in the subject of black hole evaporation. His book

*A Brief History of Time* is known as a classic, but if you want a simpler book you might like

*Black holes and baby universes*, which is a collection of essays, including some autobiographical ones.

### General books

Another person to remember is

**John Wheeler**, the inventor of the term 'Black Hole'. His autobiography

*Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam* has plenty of useful information on the subject.

*Black holes and time warps* by

**Kip Thorne** is also of interest, with biographical information of the main researchers in the field.

For a simple introduction there's *Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines* by **Jim Al-Khalili** or *Gravity's Fatal Attraction* by **Mitchell Begelman** and **Martin Rees**. Another book aimed at the general reader is *Space, Time, and Gravity* by **Robert Wald** .

### More advanced books

If you want a book that's accessible to science undergraduates or advanced students at school there's

*Gravity black holes and the universe* by

**Iain Nicolson**.

*Quantum Theory, Black Holes and Inflation* by

**Ian Moss** is a well presented textbook which is suitable for advanced undergraduates in mathematics or theoretical physics. The 'standard' textbook in the subject is probably

*General Relativity* by

**Robert Wald**. I wasn't so sure about his book

*Quantum field theory in curved spacetime*. Although it might be useful if you want a work specifically about this subject, I was rather put off by the layout of the book. A comprehensive treatment of the subject of black holes is given by

**Novikov** and

**Frolov** in the book

*Physics of black holes*
### Papers and online articles

There are a couple of useful articles about Hawking radiation at

Wikipedia
and the

Physics FAQ .

Towards a Full Quantum Theory of Black Holes,

Do black holes radiate? and

Black Holes and Thermodynamics
are three papers from arXiv which give overviews of black hole evaporation.
The original paper showing that black holes will evaporate is

Particle creation by black holes, *S W Hawking*, Commun. Math. Phys. 43 (1975), 199-220.
Unfortunately it's not available online as far as I can tell.