The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
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.
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Review: The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum MechanicsUser Review - Michael - Goodreads
Very informative, well written, and loaded with interesting information about physics and the universe that were new to me. The various personality traits of renowned physicists was an enjoyable ... Read full review
Review: The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum MechanicsUser Review - Molly - Goodreads
The author is incredibly full of himself, but a worthwhile overview Even though I already have 6 books going, and a book club deadline bearing down, the need to read this grew out of a late night discussion with KKB when all we had was wikipedia and a National Geographic article for reference. Read full review
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