skip to content
The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

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

Author: Leonard Susskind
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy online

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Susskind, Leonard.
Black hole war.
(DLC) 2007048355
(OCoLC)181603165
Named Person: Stephen Hawking; Stephen Hawking
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Susskind
ISBN: 9780316143080 0316143081 9780316032698 0316032697
OCLC Number: 879203027
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 470 pages) : illustrations
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.
Responsibility: Leonard Susskind.
More information:

Abstract:

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.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/879203027> # The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book, schema:MediaObject ;
   library:oclcnum "879203027" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
   rdfs:comment "Warning: This malformed URI has been treated as a string - 'http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0017-1/{FFEF3F92-7A44-4ECB-981D-B4E0C1FA0D3E}Img100.jpg'" ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/quantengravitation_schwarzes_loch> ; # Quantengravitation--Schwarzes Loch
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/heelal> ; # Heelal
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Person/hawking_stephen_1942> ; # Stephen Hawking
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/530.12/e22/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/quantentheorie> ; # Quantentheorie
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/schwarzes_loch_quantengraviation> ; # Schwarzes Loch--Quantengraviation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/science_physics_general> ; # SCIENCE--Physics--General
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/science_energy> ; # SCIENCE--Energy
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/natuurwetten> ; # Natuurwetten
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/quantum_theory> ; # Quantum theory
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/controversen> ; # Controversen
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/zwarte_gaten> ; # Zwarte gaten
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/quantengravitation> ; # Quantengravitation
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/science_mechanics_general> ; # SCIENCE--Mechanics--General
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/schwarzes_loch> ; # Schwarzes Loch
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/general_relativity_physics> ; # General relativity (Physics)
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/space_and_time> ; # Space and time
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/schwarzes_loch_geschichte> ; # Schwarzes Loch--Geschichte
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/black_holes_astronomy> ; # Black holes (Astronomy)
   schema:bookEdition "First edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat schema:EBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Person/susskind_leonard> ; # Leonard Susskind
   schema:datePublished "2008" ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:description "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."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/863927427> ;
   schema:genre "Electronic books"@en ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181603165> ;
   schema:name "The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics"@en ;
   schema:productID "879203027" ;
   schema:url <https://www.overdrive.com/search?q=FFEF3F92-7A44-4ECB-981D-B4E0C1FA0D3E> ;
   schema:url <http://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-410/0017-1/FFE/F3F/92/BlackHoleWar9780316032698.epub> ;
   schema:url <http://rbdigital.oneclickdigital.com> ;
   schema:url "http://images.contentreserve.com/ImageType-100/0017-1/{FFEF3F92-7A44-4ECB-981D-B4E0C1FA0D3E}Img100.jpg" ;
   schema:url <http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&db=nlabk&AN=762862> ;
   schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip085/2007048355.html> ;
   schema:url <https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=FFEF3F92-7A44-4ECB-981D-B4E0C1FA0D3E&.epub-sample.overdrive.com> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780316032698> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780316143080> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/879203027> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Person/hawking_stephen_1942> # Stephen Hawking
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1942" ;
   schema:familyName "Hawking" ;
   schema:givenName "Stephen" ;
   schema:name "Stephen Hawking" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Person/susskind_leonard> # Leonard Susskind
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Susskind" ;
   schema:givenName "Leonard" ;
   schema:name "Leonard Susskind" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/black_holes_astronomy> # Black holes (Astronomy)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Black holes (Astronomy)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/general_relativity_physics> # General relativity (Physics)
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "General relativity (Physics)"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/quantengravitation_schwarzes_loch> # Quantengravitation--Schwarzes Loch
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Quantengravitation--Schwarzes Loch"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/schwarzes_loch_geschichte> # Schwarzes Loch--Geschichte
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Schwarzes Loch--Geschichte"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/schwarzes_loch_quantengraviation> # Schwarzes Loch--Quantengraviation
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Schwarzes Loch--Quantengraviation"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/science_mechanics_general> # SCIENCE--Mechanics--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "SCIENCE--Mechanics--General"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/863927427#Topic/science_physics_general> # SCIENCE--Physics--General
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "SCIENCE--Physics--General"@en ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780316032698>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0316032697" ;
   schema:isbn "9780316032698" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780316143080>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0316143081" ;
   schema:isbn "9780316143080" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/181603165>
    a schema:CreativeWork ;
   rdfs:label "Black hole war." ;
   schema:description "Print version:" ;
   schema:isSimilarTo <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/879203027> ; # The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/879203027>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
   schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/879203027> ; # The black hole war : my battle with Stephen Hawking to make the world safe for quantum mechanics
   schema:dateModified "2017-12-24" ;
   void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.