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The Black Hole War by Leonard Susskind
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Dec 17, 2015

it was amazing

All I wanted was to take a peek on our modern understanding of quantum gravity and black holes. This book gave me exactly that. And more!

If you are looking for in-depth details and advanced math, I would say it is probably not for you. For non-physicists like me, this was a fantastic introduction on what we currently know about quantum gravity and its relation with other areas of science. As a bonus, it also (finally) helped me start grasping string theory, and better understand entropy, the event horizon (complementarity, information paradox) and the holographic principle.

Great book. Highly recommended if you are curious on what's beyond the Standard Model and what questions some of most brilliant physicists are trying to answer.
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