# Leonard Susskind

### By: Kyle Famularo

## 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. ## String theory He discovered that String theory is highly mathematical and is the basic structure to the theory of gravity and quantum mechanics. | ## Holographic principle He was the founder of the idea that Property of string theory and supposed property of quantum gravity that states a volume of space can be like a gravitational horizon. | ## Black Hole War He has studied what would happen to the matter stored in a black hole if it happens to evaporate. The book is very controversial because it goes against what Hawking said would happen. |

## String theory

He discovered that String theory is highly mathematical and is the basic structure to the theory of gravity and quantum mechanics.

## Holographic principle

He was the founder of the idea that Property of string theory and supposed property of quantum gravity that states a volume of space can be like a gravitational horizon.

## 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.