The Black Hole War has ratings and reviews. Most scientists didn’t recognize the import of Hawking’s claims, but Leonard Susskind and Gerard. Leonard Susskind has a new book that’s now out in the bookstores, entitled The Black Hole War: My Battle With Stephen Hawking to Make the. The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics. Leonard Susskind, Author. Little, Brown.

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Before you pick up this book to read, be sure you have chosen correctly. Glueballs are closed string-gluons without quarks.

Chapter 3 – Reimann proposed that space may be curved, an idea incorporated into General Relativity. More annoyingly, he passes judgement on ALL of his fellow physicists in some way, describing their pro’s and con’s as people and scientists, and it gave me a distinctly icky feeling. I really enjoyed this one, lots of good anecdotes about my favourite physicists and also some good physics explanations in there. All I wanted was to take a peek on our modern understanding of quantum gravity and black holes.

It may be mathematically and conceptually easier to think of these physical ssuskind as containing “information”, but said “information” cannot exist apart from the physical objects in their respective configurations.

Also allowed the math of the evaporation process to be developed. I felt myself following almost everything until the last quarter of the book, which focused on Quantum Chromodynamics and string theory.

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This makes The Black Hole War a more difficult read, but there is something to be said for the honesty and openness with which Susskind tells his tale.


The entire issue was seemingly wr This is a very good, engaging book about the frontiers of quantum mechanics and thermodynamics, and how these fields apply to the physics of black holes. The same faith one has in believing in a standard religion I am all for religion. Nov 23, Blakc rated it it was amazing.

Information should be conserved, but some simple thought experiments lead one to believe that it is not conserved. It introduces the minds, hols of humor, and egos of the great theoretical physicists of our time, and attempts to explain the ideas they contributed to the argument at hand. I would say this is a must-read for anyone interested in learning about cutting edge concepts in Physics like Quantum Mechanics, Wusskind Gravity, and String Theory which can be very hard to unde A really excellent book.

We know there will be some such photons, due to Hawking radiation. Ray Porter makes the story really come to life with the hilarious accents and dramatic reading. Apr 10, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: I am glad to say that professor Susskind did not disappoint.

But the gist of it was that no, information is not lost forever in a black hole. Attention Span is a major impediment.

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For non-physicists like me, this was leonarf fantastic introduction on what we currently know about quantum gravity and its relation with other areas of science. Oh, and the entire universe is a hologram.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This is how small strings are formed at a horizon, producing Hawking radiation. Entropy ssusskind a black hole is proportional to the area of the horizon. The Black Hole War: Using this principle, the author claims that the universe is a hologram, with the real physics going on at the boundary of space-time.


He clearly enjoys trying to be provocative and outrageous. Susskind felt guilty attacking the most famous scientist in the world today.

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. Nucleons are protons and neutrons. Einstein felt that way too, but there is a vast difference between Mr.

Return to Book Page. Could the King of physics be wrong about black holes?

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There are no current or planned astrophysical hple relevant to seeing what happens at a black hole singularity. Chapter 19 – String Theory – We do not know whether this model actually represents the real world. Overall, I would recommend Stephen Hawking’s work before I would recommend Susskind, and not because of Hawking’s larger celebrity.

June 26, at 6: July 2, at 5: The most memorable bits are Susskind’s musings on the ego, and on the meaning of Stephen Hawking’s almost perpetual half-smile. It’s not like most of Stephen Hawking books: Highly recommended if you are curious on what’s beyond the Standard Model and what questions some of most brilliant physicists are trying to answer.