O'Reilly logo

In Search of the Ultimate Building Blocks by Gerard 't Hooft

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

27 Theories that do not yet exist…

And now I can report that implicating black holes in our considerations concerning the ultimate laws of physics means progress. I have now concentrated most of my own research towards this subject, asking myself this: suppose you have a tiny black hole and that you insist that it obey both the laws of quantum mechanics and those of gravity. Then how should one describe its behavior?

The shrewdness of this question is that I am assuming that an entire black hole should behave exactly as if it were an atom or molecule obeying the laws of quantum mechanics. Not everybody agrees with me here – not by any means. Some say that black holes are something altogether different. But what is so different about them? Black ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required