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016403 03 02 0316016403 03 9780316016407 15 9780316016407 14 09780316016407 01 BB <b202>01</b202> <b203>The Black Hole War</b203> <b029>My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics</b029> A01 Susskind, Leonard 01 eng 416 SCI004000 01 01 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.


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Quntum theory.
General relativity (Physics)
Black holes (Astronomy)
Space and time.
Hawking, S. W. -- (Stephen W.)