Dr. Leonard Susskind
The Origin of the Universe
The discoverer of string theory, Dr. Leonard Susskind is the Felix Bloch Professor in theoretical physics at Stanford University and the author of the controversial new book The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics. His contributions to physics include the discovery of string theory, the string theory of black hole entropy, the principle of ‘black hole complementarity,’ the holographic principle, the matrix description of Mtheory, the introduction of holographic entropy bounds in cosmology, and the idea of an anthropic string theory ‘landscape.’ He has written numerous articles for the non-specialist including an award winning article on black holes in the Scientific American.
This lecture is on the 2nd part of the Origins & the Big Questions DVD. It is available to order individually, or as part of the full set.