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The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics, Leonard Susskind

Label
The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics
Title
The black hole war
Title remainder
my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics
Statement of responsibility
Leonard Susskind
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A mind-bending book about modern physics, quantum mechanics, the fate of stars and the deep mysteries of black holes. 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. This is the story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories 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.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Susskind, Leonard
Dewey number
530.12
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.12
LC item number
.S896 2008
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Quantum theory
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Space and time
  • Hawking, S. W.
Label
The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics, Leonard Susskind
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The gathering storm -- The first shot -- The dark star -- Not your grandfather's geometry -- "Einstein, don't tell God what to do" -- Planck invents a better yardstick -- In a Broadway bar -- Energy and entropy -- Wheeler's boys, or how much information can you stuff in a black hoe? -- Black light -- Surprise attach -- How Stephen lost his bits and didn't know where to find them -- The Dutch resistance -- Who cares? -- Stalemate -- Skirmish at Aspen -- Counterattack -- The Battle of Santa Barbara -- Wait! Reverse the rewiring -- Ahab in Cambridge -- The world as a hologram -- Closing the ring -- Weapon of mass deduction -- Alice's airplane, or the last visible propeller -- Counting black holes -- South America wins the war -- Nuclear physics? You're kidding! -- Humility
Control code
ocn181603165
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 470 p.
Isbn
9780316016407
Lccn
2007048355
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)181603165
Label
The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics, Leonard Susskind
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
The gathering storm -- The first shot -- The dark star -- Not your grandfather's geometry -- "Einstein, don't tell God what to do" -- Planck invents a better yardstick -- In a Broadway bar -- Energy and entropy -- Wheeler's boys, or how much information can you stuff in a black hoe? -- Black light -- Surprise attach -- How Stephen lost his bits and didn't know where to find them -- The Dutch resistance -- Who cares? -- Stalemate -- Skirmish at Aspen -- Counterattack -- The Battle of Santa Barbara -- Wait! Reverse the rewiring -- Ahab in Cambridge -- The world as a hologram -- Closing the ring -- Weapon of mass deduction -- Alice's airplane, or the last visible propeller -- Counting black holes -- South America wins the war -- Nuclear physics? You're kidding! -- Humility
Control code
ocn181603165
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
viii, 470 p.
Isbn
9780316016407
Lccn
2007048355
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)181603165

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