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

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

byLeonard Susskind

Paperback | July 22, 2009

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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.
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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Title:The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 8.25 × 5.43 × 1.23 inPublished:July 22, 2009Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316016411

ISBN - 13:9780316016414

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