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George Chapline is a condensed matter physicist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He is well-known for several insights such as gossamer superconductors, which he discovered together with Robert Laughlin.

He has also performed some research on black holes, proposing that they "do not exist"[1], and that objects currently thought to be black holes are actually dark-energy stars[2]. He draws this conclusion from some quantum mechanical analyses. Although his proposal currently has little support in the physics community, it was widely reported by the media as usual when publishing in high impact journals.

References and notes

  1. ^ Black holes 'do not exist', News@Nature.com (2006-03-25)
  2. ^ Dark Energy Stars. G. Chapline (2006-03-25)

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