Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Schwarzschild radius of electrons

if electrons are truly pointlike particles, would it be a problem for the field lines emanating from the charge to cross the Schwarzschild radius?

1 comment:

  1. Probably not, since a Kerr black hole has charge and this isn't a problem. This is often explained by saying that the field lines are "frozen" when the black hole is formed, but this probably wouldn't apply to electrons. On the other hand, it is probably a metaphor which shouldn't be taken seriously, like the Bohr model of the atom, gravity as rubber-sheet deformations, the flatness problem as a tightrope-walker, Hawking radiation originating from the horizon---the list goes on.