A black hole is one of the most fascinating objects in the universe. And the reason for that is that the most exotic physics can be found inside and around the black hole. Black holes can help us gain insights into how the universe looked in its early state and also is one of the few known objects that unites the laws of general relativity and quantum mechanics. As you might imagine, for these reasons a good understanding of these unique objects is invaluable to theoretical physicists.
Ironically, these exotic objects that hold so many answers about the universe are literally hidden from us behind the so called event horizon — since the gravity of black holes is unimaginably strong, even light can’t escape it. However, with the help from both classical physics and GR, we can make various predictions of what goes on inside black holes and why it matters. And this is what Susskind will discuss in this rather improvised lecture.
Category: Physics Lectures