Sunday, November 07, 2010
Leonard Susskind and Stephen Hawking and Black Hole theory
Watch the video if you can understand it.
Hawking said that any star which hits a Black Hole is gone forever. Susskind, who started following Black Hole theory when he was a plumber (he's now a professor of physics at Stanford University), said that what hits a black hole survives. The plumber (Susskind) wins. That is why I say human knowledge is very imperfect. Hawking is considered the deity of physics and he was dead wrong about his Black Hole theory and lost the argument.
Read about the controversy here. Recommend this post