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

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
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Susskind, Leonard
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC174.12
LC item number
.S896 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawking, Stephen
  • Hawking, Stephen
  • Quantum theory
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • Space and time
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • SCIENCE
  • Black holes (Astronomy)
  • General relativity (Physics)
  • Quantum theory
  • Space and time
  • Zwarte gaten
  • Natuurwetten
  • Heelal
  • Controversen
  • Schwarzes Loch
  • Quantengravitation
  • Schwarzes Loch
  • Schwarzes Loch
  • Quantentheorie
  • Quantengravitation
  • Quantentheorie
Label
The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics, Leonard Susskind
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 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 hole? -- Black light -- pt. 2. Surprise attack. -- How Stephen lost his bits and didn't know where to find them -- The Dutch resistance -- Who cares? -- Stalemate -- Skirmish at Aspen -- pt. 3. Counterattack. -- The Battle of Santa Barbara -- Wait! Reverse the rewiring -- Ahab in Cambridge -- The world as a hologram -- pt. 4. 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
879203027
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316032698
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ffef3f92-7a44-4ecb-981d-b4e0c1fa0d3e
Publisher number
EB00280720
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879203027
Label
The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics, Leonard Susskind
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. 1. 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 hole? -- Black light -- pt. 2. Surprise attack. -- How Stephen lost his bits and didn't know where to find them -- The Dutch resistance -- Who cares? -- Stalemate -- Skirmish at Aspen -- pt. 3. Counterattack. -- The Battle of Santa Barbara -- Wait! Reverse the rewiring -- Ahab in Cambridge -- The world as a hologram -- pt. 4. 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
879203027
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 470 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780316032698
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES 1-USER PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
ffef3f92-7a44-4ecb-981d-b4e0c1fa0d3e
Publisher number
EB00280720
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)879203027

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