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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Leojard world is made up of physical A good introduction to the debate in physics regarding on whether information was lost when it entered a black hole. These range to the Planck mass.

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

Consider, says Susskind, what happens to an astronaut who falls into a very large black hole. This was in his Lecture 1.

The Black Hole War is filled with emotion, suspense and science, could you get a better combination? Fundamental strings spawn off and absorb tiny strings – these are the gravitons.

Sorry, I b,ack not sure I know any. Adding one bit of information to a black hole increases its horizon by one square Planck length.

Does such an intelligent person actually believe that kind of logic? Overall, I would recommend Blxck Hawking’s work before I would recommend Susskind, and not because of Hawking’s larger celebrity.

Two kinds of jitters: I felt like he was belittling faith in general while maintaining such a steadfast belief in his mathematics. The entire issue was seemingly wrapped up in a paradox. In the course of explaining this debate, Susskind necessarily goes through quantum mechanics, general relativity, string theory, and other areas of physics.


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But if you are willing to take a chance, then stick with it because it’s worth it! So the entropy of a black hole in bits is proportional to the surface area of its horizon in Planck units.

If space is curved, the object follows. June 27, at That means that any light travelling towards you will be blue-shifted to higher and higher frequencies, which only fail to become infinite because the quantum nature of light means that it will arrive as a finite number of discrete photons. Chapter 21 – Going up the mass scale beyond elementary particles, are conjectural collections called superpartners, grand unification partners and string excitations.

Leonard and Einstein; most of Einstein’s work could be for the most part tested in short order. As Susskind depicts in his book, The Black Hole War was a “genuine scientific controversy” between scientists favoring an emphasis on the principles of relativity against those in favor of quantum mechanics.

There is also the problem of your velocity, which, as far as I can see, asymptotically approaches the speed of light as you near the event horizon. Apr 10, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: Chapter 17 – About Cambridge, religion and Hawkings.

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Jonathan Vos Post says: They assume a fourth or fifth spatial dimension is as real as 3 dimensions without a physical way of seeing, feeling, testing or even imagining it. As is the custom for books bblack this field, the fly-leaf copy is pretty much nonsense. An absolutely fascinating recounting of the process to reconcile our understanding of Einstein’s General Relativity and gravity with Quantum Mechanics and the surprising discoveries in String Theory that made it possible. Susskind is not actually at war with Hawking, it is just that Hawking is better known than Susskind and Susskind wants to have his name associated with him.


Possibly, fundamental and QCD strings are the same objects at different scales. Fundamental strings require 9 dimensions. But note that the horizon is supposed to be indistinguishable to someone passing through — this disparity is fundamental to the BHW.

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Susskind proposes complementarity whereby both alternatives of the paradox are true. The Black Hole War is at times an autobiographical tale about the theoretical physics community, and at times a physics lesson.

I think I’ve had my fill of physics for dummies. I was fried before I reached the end. George, I think you misunderstood Lecture 1. 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.

Then, he gives us his unabashed opinions of coworkers in the field. If an electron is dropped into a BH, it becomes charged. Steve is not worried, for he believes that he could continue to live to old age after entering the event horizon.