Leonard Susskind Tears Stephen Hawking a New One

Science stars Leonard Susskind and Stephen Hawking squabbled for years over whether or not energy is destroyed in a black hole. At stake in this nerd war: our very understanding of the universe. Susskind’s new book describes the fundamental workings of black holes, drawing analogies to grade-school-level geometry, tidal pulls, and tadpoles—and it comes with handy illustrations, too. All to prove that, well, Hawking was wrong.

The Black Hole War

Leonard Susskind

Little, Brown and Company

Out now