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

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en Limba Engleză Carte Paperback – 22 Jul 2009
At the beginning of the 21st century, physics is being driven to very unfamiliar territory--the domain of the incredibly small and the incredibly heavy. The new world is a world in which both quantum mechanics and gravity are equally important. But mysteries remain. One of the biggest involved black holes. Famed physicist Stephen Hawking claimed that anything sucked in a black hole was lost forever. For three decades, Leonard Susskind and Hawking clashed over the answer to this problem. Finally, in 2004, Hawking conceded.

THE BLACK HOLE WAR will explain the mind-blowing science that finally won out, and the emergence of a new paradigm that argues the world--this catalog, your home, your breakfast, you--is actually a hologram projected from the edges of space.
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ISBN-13: 9780316016414
ISBN-10: 0316016411
Pagini: 480
Dimensiuni: 138 x 210 x 31 mm
Greutate: 0.40 kg
Editura: Little, Brown and Company
Colecția Back Bay Books
Locul publicării: United States

Notă biografică

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 the recipient of numerous prizes including the science writing prize of the American Institute of Physics for his Scientific American article on black holes. He lives in Palo Alto, California.