More on Schwarzschild Black Holes

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We take a closer look at the maximally extended version of Schwarzschild spacetime, and investigate the geometry and topology beyond the event horizon, leading us to the notion of “white holes”. We discuss the concept of wormhole, its implications, and choices of coordinate system which allow us to quantify them. We then consider the laws of thermodynamics in the presence of event horizons, and find that Schwarzschild black holes have entropy and temperature, and undergo an evaporation process through the emission of thermal radiation. We introduce the holographic principle, and briefly discuss the implications it has for our understanding of the interior region enclosed by the horizon surface.