The Black Hole War - Leonard Susskind

The Black Hole War

By Leonard Susskind

  • Release Date: 2008-07-07
  • Genre: Astronomy
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 58 Ratings)


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.


  • Great For Enthusiasts

    By spencerdiniz
    A great book in the sense that it helps us visualize the strange concepts of the complicated physics that it talks about through the use of some clever analogies... If you enjoyed books such as "The Universe In a Nutshell", you're certainly going to like this. It makes us simple humans feel capable of questioning some very advanced physics. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
  • A must read if you like physics

    By highvoltagehotrods
    The author clearly explains a lot of fundamentals of quantum physics and relativity. Very interesting read and look into the academic world of some of the worlds most notable minds.