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

Author: Leonard Susskind; Ray Porter; Blackstone Audiobooks.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed that it did -- and in doing so put at risk everything we know about the fundamental laws of the universe. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)192083004
Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Stephen Hawking
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Susskind; Ray Porter; Blackstone Audiobooks.
ISBN: 9781433243714 1433243717
OCLC Number: 243849762
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
Title from: Title details screen.
Unabridged.
Duration: 12:46:17.
Performer(s): Read by Ray Porter.
Details: Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 183557 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Responsibility: by Leonard Susskind.

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What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed that it did -- and in doing so put at risk everything we know about the fundamental laws of the universe. 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 theories of black holes with their own sense of reality -- an effort that would eventually result in Hawking admitting he was wrong and Susskind and 't Hooft realizing that our world is a hologram projected from the outer boundaries of space.

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