The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics
Little, Brown, 07.07.2008 - 300 Seiten
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 MechanicsNutzerbericht - Lt. - Goodreads
A good introduction to the debate in physics regarding on whether information was lost when it entered a black hole. This was a big deal because conservation of entropy would thereby be threatened if ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum MechanicsNutzerbericht - Bill Leach - Goodreads
Chapter 1 - In 1981, Hawkings postulates that information is lost in black holes. Chapter 2 - Black holes and the horizon at the Shwartzchild radius described. Einstein rejected black holes. Tidal ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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