The Black Hole War

The Black Hole War

My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

by Leonard Susskind

Hardback Publication Date: 07/07/2008

 
What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did-and in doing so put at risk everything we know about physics and the fundamental laws of the universe. Most scientists didn't recognize the import of Hawking's claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard t'Hooft realized the threat, and responded with a counterattack that changed the course of physics. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes with their own sense of reality-effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, paying up, and Susskind and t'Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.
A brilliant book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes, Leonard Susskind's account of the Black Hole War is mind-bending and exhilarating reading.
ISBN:
9780316016407
9780316016407
Category:
Astronomy
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
07-07-2008
Language:
English
Publisher:
Little, Brown & Company
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
241.3x161.93x38.1mm
Weight:
0.73kg

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