The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Paperback | July 22, 2009

byLeonard Susskind

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At the beginning of the 21stcentury, physics is being driven to very unfamiliar territory--the domain of the incredibly small and the incredibly heavy. The new world is a world in which both quantum mechanics and gravity are equally important. But mysteries remain. One of the biggest involved black holes. Famed physicist Stephen Hawking claimed that anything sucked in a black hole was lost forever. For three decades,<_st13a_personname _w3a_st="on">Leonard Susskindand Hawking clashed over the answer to this problem. Finally, in 2004, Hawking conceded.

THE BLACK HOLE WAR will explain the mind-blowing science that finally won out, and the emergence of a new paradigm that argues the world--this catalog, your home, your breakfast, you--is actually a hologram projected from the edges of space.

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At the beginning of the 21stcentury, physics is being driven to very unfamiliar territory--the domain of the incredibly small and the incredibly heavy. The new world is a world in which both quantum mechanics and gravity are equally important. But mysteries remain. One of the biggest involved black holes. Famed physicist Stephen Hawkin...

Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University since 1978. The author ofThe Cosmic Landscape, he is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the recipient of numerous prizes including the science writing prize of the American Instit...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.25 × 5.43 × 1.23 inPublished:July 22, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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