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The Black Hole War

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

Susskind, Leonard

(eBook - 2008)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Black Hole War
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A mind-bending book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes. 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. This is the story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories 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.--From publisher description.
Publisher: [S.l.] : Little, Brown and Company, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316143081
9780316143080
Branch Call Number: 3M downloadable ebook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: 3M Cloud Library

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Jul 10, 2012
  • ivance rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Get ready for some face-melting physics, this book takes you WAY down the rabbit hole!

May 05, 2011
  • roaddogg09 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this book! Susskind loves physics and it shows. He is very enthusiastic when he talks about his "battle" with Stephen Hawking, along with string theory and other theoretical physics. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in learning about black hole physics in non-technical language. Or to anyone looking for a fun and interesting book!

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