Leonard Susskind

By: Kyle Famularo


Born in New York City on January 1st, 1940.

He is currently 75 years old.

He studied at Cornell University and graduated in 1965.

He has degrees in B.A in Physics, Ph.D in Physics a few years later.

Brief Summary

Leonard's major contributions to physics are the independent discovery of the string theory. Continuing Einsteins work to further explain the connection of gravity to quantum mechanics. He is known as one of the founding fathers of the string theory landscape. He also has published several books, The Cosmic Landscape, The Black Hole War and The theoretical minimum series . He is a professor of Theoretical Physics at Stanford University. Currently his research focuses on black holes, cosmology and quantum gravity.

How is studies are used in todays teaching.

He is very important in terms of the String Theory, being one of the founding fathers of the very structured mathematical form of science is crucial in continuing further research of matter and entropy.

Cited Sources

  • "Leonard Susskind." Leonard Susskind. Web. 7 May 2015.
  • "Using Maths to Explain the Universe." The Economist. The Economist Newspaper, 2 July 2013. Web. 7 May 2015.
  • "Leonard Susskind." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation. Web. 7 May 2015.