# Twenty Years of Debate with Stephen

@article{Susskind2002TwentyYO, title={Twenty Years of Debate with Stephen}, author={Leonard Susskind}, journal={arXiv: High Energy Physics - Theory}, year={2002} }

This is my contribution to Stephen Hawking’s 60th birthday party. Happy Birthday Stephen! 1 Crisis and Paradigm Shift Stephen, as we all know, is by far the most stubborn and infuriating person in the universe. My own scientific relation with him I think can be called adversarial. We have disagreed profoundly about deep issues concerning black holes, information and all that kind of thing. At times he has caused me to pull my hair out in frustration – and you can plainly see the result. I can…

## 48 Citations

### SU-ITP 0025 MIT-CTP-3295 hep-th / 0208013 Disturbing Implications of a Cosmological Constant

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In this paper we consider the implications of a cosmological constant for the evolution of the universe, under a set of assumptions motivated by the holographic and horizon complementarity…

### Quelling the concerns of EPR and Bell

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- 2014

We begin with a review of the famous thought experiment that was proposed by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) and mathematically formulated by Bell; the outcomes of which challenge the completeness…

### Bad News on the Brane

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- 2002

There has been substantial interest in obtaining a quantum-gravitational description of de Sitter space. However, any such attempts have encountered formidable obstacles, and new philosophical…

### Black hole complementarity with local horizons and Horowitz-Maldacena's proposal

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- 2008

To implement the consistent black hole complementarity principle, we need two assumptions: first, there exists a singularity near the center, and second, global horizons are the same as local…

### The Anthropic Landscape of String Theory

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- 2003

In this lecture I make some educated guesses, about the landscape of string theory vacua. Based on the recent work of a number of authors, it seems plausible that the lanscape is unimaginably large…

### Very Long Time Scales and Black Hole Thermal Equilibrium

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- 2003

We estimate the very long time behaviour of correlation functions in the pres- ence of eternal black holes. It was pointed out by Maldacena (2) that their vanishing would lead to a violation of a…

### An instructive model of entropy

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- 2010

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### J an 2 00 3 Of Bounces , Branes and Bounds

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- 2003

Some recent studies have considered a Randall-Sundrum-like brane world evolving in the background of an anti-de Sitter Reissner-Nordstrom black hole. For this scenario, it has been shown that, when…

### Self-Completeness of Einstein Gravity.

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- 2010

We argue, that in Einsteinian gravity the Planck length is the shortest length of nature, and any attempt of resolving trans-Planckian physics bounces back to macroscopic distances due to black hole…

### Time Dependence of Hawking Radiation Entropy

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- 2013

If a black hole starts in a pure quantum state and evaporates completely by a unitary process, the von Neumann entropy of the Hawking radiation initially increases and then decreases back to zero…

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