I didn't realise they could be anywhere. I always thought they were a gateway to another galaxy. An entrance to a wormhole to another system to meet Klingons and seven of nine. I certainly didn't realise they could be in your head. But they can ! This may explain a lot.
For the last thirty years thinking on worm holes has been intellectually dominated by Stephen Hawking. I actually enjoyed a brief history of time and understood that if a spaceman went into a black hole he deserved everything he got. The fact his feet could be stretched to infinity away from his brain seemed like just punishment. That's worse than a Sunday morning Pilates class. Something always puzzled me and others apparently. A black hole is surrounded by an event horizon beyond which nothing can emerge including light. But what happens to matter. If the information disappears, this creates an information paradox which flies in the face of conventional physics. Information can neither be created or destroyed. Black hole theory creates an information paradox which has puzzled physicists for almost thirty years. Hawkings must be wrong, but he has a lovely equation to prove it. ( That's all it takes apparently Ed.)
Enter Juan Maldecena, an Argentinian at Princetown. Using the age old maxim, if the facts don't fit the theory, create a new theory. There is a contradiction in black hole theory between quantum particle theory and the quantum mechanics. Black hole entropy eliminates the paradox. It strings them together. Information is transposed.
Information in transposition is a string or strings. It's the information which goes in and the strings which come out, looking like radiation. Hawkings had always ceded emission release in the form of radiation. Maldecena said it may look like radiation, it may be unidentifiable and fuzzy but on closer identification it clearly is or will be when we can identify it, original information. It may look random but it isn't.
String theory explains the paradox but Maldecena accepts he doesn't understand it enough yet. Which is worrying. When he made the original presentation at a black hole conference, such was the relief the paradox had been eliminated, the intellects danced round the hall singing a "Maldecena" song to the tune of Maqarena. Presumably he didn't tell them he hasn't tied it all together yet.
Could there be black holes in my head, it's a worry. I have been losing information for some time but always thought it was alcohol.