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What Do Black Holes And The Big Bang Have In Common?

Hint: Singularity!

What Do Black Holes And The Big Bang Have In Common? — An image showing the timeline for the metric expansion of space since big bang (Image from WikiCC)
Timeline for the metric expansion of space since big bang (Image from WikiCC)

At first thought, black holes and the big bang seem to be unrelated phenomena. But if we choose to look underneath the hood, these two seemingly unrelated phenomena have more in common than you might think.

In my previous essays on black holes, I covered the intuition behind the notion of black holes and the rich…

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