Does the singularity in a black hole create a new Universe? (Intermediate)

If at the beginning of the universe we had a singularity does that mean that every black hole has the potential to create a universe as we know it?

No. A singularity is really more a mathematical concept than a physical entity. It's true that the math describing both black holes and the Big Bang contain singularities, but they are not related. Also, a black hole only a mass a few times the mass of our Sun, or in the case of the those at the centers of galaxies, a couple million Suns. The Universe is obviously quite a lot more massive.

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Laura Spitler

Laura Spitler was a graduate student working with Prof. Jim Cordes. After graduating in 2013, she went on to a postdoctoral fellowship at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, Germany. She works on a range of projects involving the time variability of radio sources, including pulsars, binary white dwarfs and ETI. In particular she is interested in building digital instruments and developing signal processing techniques that allow one to more easily identify and classify transient sources.

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