"In a paper posted online [in 2014] Professor Stephen Hawking claimed that black holes do not exist - at least, not as we currently understand them. He claims that the traditional notion of a black hole's "event horizon" from which nothing can escape, even light, is incompatible with quantum physics. If so, physicists will have to redefine black holes entirely.
According to Hawking, "The absence of event horizons mean there are no black holes - in the sense of regimes from which light can't escape to infinite". His paper "Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes" has not yet been published or peer reviewed, but can be freely read online"
The man can barely move a voluntary muscle and yet has the power to rustle the jimmies of the universe. He is Awesome. Not the quality, but the thing itself.