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

Version: Unabridged
Author: Leonard Susskind
Narrator: Ray Porter
Genres: Science & Technology
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2008
# of Units: 10 CDs
Length: 13 hours
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Overview

What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed that it did—and in doing so put at risk everything we know about the fundamental laws of the universe. 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 theories of black holes with their own sense of reality.—an effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong, and Susskind and 't Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.

Author Details

Author Details

Susskind, Leonard

Leonard Susskind has been the Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University since 1978. The author of The Cosmic Landscape, he is a member of the National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and recipient of numerous prizes including the science writing prize of the American Institute of Physics for his Scientific American article on black holes.