The Black Hole War

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

Susskind, Leonard

Book - 2008
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Black Hole War
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.

Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Co., 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0316016403
Branch Call Number: 530.12 S964b 2008
Characteristics: viii, 470 p. :,ill. ;,25 cm


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Jan 21, 2015

Remember, Susskind is one of the climate change skeptics [wonder how much ExxonMobil is paying this dude? Check out Josh On's for others on its payroll.]

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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