The Nightmare of Stephen Hawking !

Scientific Cat-fight ! These were the first words when I have seen the cover of this cool science book on the first sight, The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics which is authored by Leonard Susskind, Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University.
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. THE BLACK HOLE WAR is the thrilling story of their united effort to reconcile Hawking's revolutionary theories of black holes 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.
It is one the most entertaining popular science books which is also brilliant and mind opening on the subjects like quantum mechanics, black holes, string theory, general relativity. Recommended for brain fun !


 
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