Lancaster University experts have questioned one of the physical laws. As stated on the off-site of the institution, the scientists drew attention to such a fundamental law as the conservation of charge.
Scientists studied the features of the conservation of charge, and found some inconsistencies in the theory. Conservation of charge is the principle that an electric charge does not change in an isolated system.
“There is a sense that anything can happen in a singularity. Of course, our assumptions can be used to create science fiction, but we as scientists still need to analyze the theoretical inconsistencies that may exist in the law of conservation of charge,” says Jonathan Gratus of Lancaster University, lead author of the study.
“If you drop an axial charge into a temporal singularity, which might be created by an evaporating black hole, can you create or destroy an electric charge? This is one of the difficult questions we don’t have a clear answer to,” Gratus added, noting that in such exotic conditions as those inside a black hole, many laws of classical physics “break down.” “Global conservation of charge is not guaranteed in the axion electromagnetic interaction,” Gratus emphasized.